Winter Solstice 2009 was a couple of days ago. I was unable to make it out for sunset like I had in prior years but when out in the afternoon I did get a chance to see some of the last of our local fall color.
Fall color the week of Christmas? Yep. Unlike many other states where fall color is a brief 2-3 weeks ours is a long slow change here in north Texas. Our trees start yellowing in late October and then we get changes all through November, peak color of our best local trees is at Thanksgiving and then we get our last lingering color through the week of Solstice.
So on a pleasant December afternoon I saw this red oak that still had some nice color and grabbed this one.