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Re: If winter comes...

> in Colorado. His wife is from the west and doesn't even like trees...
What????  that just doesn't make sense.

>> ...She is a licensed engineer...
Oh.  That sort of explains it, but even so.........

Glad you have a chance to spend time with family, Auralie. It's still
just a tad early here for the best fall colors. Another week yet.

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> Real sign of seasonal change - saw the first junco this morning! 
> Dodged a bullet on frost last night. It was predicted, but only got to 37 
> degrees. We struggled to get in as many of the big plants as we could handle. 
> Spread sheets over the others. I had sworn not to try to bring in the big old 
> hibuscus bushes another year, but they are full of buds and just beginning to 
> bloom after being eaten by deer when we first put them out last spring. We 
> have a man coming at the end of the week to do a bit of work, and he will help 
> us bring the rest of the things in. We just can't handle them any more, though 
> I had a hard time persuading my DH not to try. 
> This past weekend, youngest son and family flew in from Colorado to see 
> fall colors. My son, who left for parts west the next day after he graduated 
> from college, and has never looked back, says the only things he really 
> misses are fall colors and Breyer's ice cream. Now they can get Breyer's 
> in Colorado. His wife is from the west and doesn't even like trees, but he 
> has been longing to show her Northeastern autumn colors. Of course we 
> think the hillsides of golden aspens in the Rockies are just stunning, but 
> he says boorrring! No accounting for tastes. It looks as if the weather 
> will be perfect, and colors are just beginning to turn. Don't think she will 
> be converted, however. She is a licensed engineer, and likes everything 
> the same size in straight lines. Oh well, she makes a lot of money. 
> Auralie 
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