I'm enjoying my garden's "golden days" right now.
Although I have a few other fall colors going on, it's most gold in my late fall garden.
The view from my living room window is pretty awesome right now.
Are you noticing something kind of . . . weird, in these photos?
Like . . . what's that golden pine tree doing out there?
Is it dead? Does it have a disease? What is UP with that tree????
Well, for starters . . . it IS turning gold.
And . . . it's not a pine tree.
It's a larch tree -- a deciduous conifer! That means it looks like a regular, old conifer for most of the year. But, come fall, the needles actually turn color and fall off -- just like a maple or a birch or any other deciduous tree.
Once my larch loses its leaves, though . . . it looks like a giant, dead, Charlie Brown tree all winter long! But for now? Golden!