An Autumn Walk

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I went out walking with Brother recently. All the trees are turning a lovely gold color, contrary to my expectations. I was certain that fall would miss us this year, but seems we might just get a little autumn after all. For that I’m glad.

It was really chilly out and very windy, but overall nice. It’s November, so it’s to be expected, but I’m missing those 70 degree days already. However, today and tomorrow is supposed to be in the 60s. I can get into that.

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If it wasn’t for the fact that I have a lot of assignments due this week, I’d take advantage of tomorrow’s free day at the botanical gardens tomorrow. I would totally sneak out early and take a walk for a few hours. Maybe I can see if I can finish my work tonight and wake up early to go, before heading to my internship? Yes, I know, I’m a horrible horrible person…

But I like nature too damn much! And it’s going to be cold soon! ((I don’t like the cold))

I’ll figure something out… but remember, this all hinges on my getting my paper done tonight and not being too dead after pulling another all nighter. Wish me luck!

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Dipped in Gold

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Remember how I said I was worried about the trees not changing colors this year? Yeah, well, I got my colorful trees… and the cold weather needed for it… ((never happy, am I?))

Waking home, I came across this tree. It’s the only golden one in my area so far. There’s one or two red ones and still quite a few green ones, so this guy stood out.

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Quite lovely, isn’t it? The sun filtered though the leaves in just the right way. It reminded me of glitter. So pretty! I really do love this color.

Soon enough, the rest of the trees will be like this one. I hope.

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Leaves of Change

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So, the trees have finally started to change, here in New York. For the longest time, I wasn’t sure if we were going to have a colorful fall this year. It seemed that the leaves would simply turn brow and then fall, without changing at all. Until a few days ago, the only colored leaves I could find were ones which had already fallen due to weather conditions. I was beginning to get disappointed.

Grand Central (Guransen)

It’s been a while since I last went down to the city.

Usually, I try to take the subway (as it’s a lot cheaper) but from time to time I do use Metro North too. 

Once, I decided to look around Grand Central Terminal and found an old mural painted on a piece of ceiling by one of the  track entrances.

While I admit that I’m no expert but bylooking at it, I would guess it was done in either the 20s or early 30s. Maybe even earlier.

It shows men working on the train tracks during the hey-day of the train industry. That was during the turn of the century I think. It’s incredibly faded and caked with cigarette residue (the yellowing) but still very nice to look at.

Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be any others. For some reason, I have the sinking feeling that they covered over with many layers of paint and that thought makes me kind of sad…