We've posted several pictures lately of how our fall in California seems to go on forever. This January night, I was walking through a local Costco parking lot and realized that the gum trees in the parking lot had lost all of the leaves from the top of the trees. And, in the light from above, the branches look almost grey in contrast. It was a dramatic sight.
"A wind has blown the rain away and blown the sky away and all the leaves away, and the trees stand. I think, I too, have known autumn too long."
~ E. E. Cummings