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Deeker's Message of the Week

October 25, 2009

Autumnal Admiration

Autumn is my favorite of all the seasons. It is a time when the oppressive summer heat finally relents and the dark green crowns of the trees give way to vibrant yellows and radiant reds. I love the smell of burning leaves in the air on a crisp, cool fall morning. The autumn is the time when farmers can feel rewarded for their hard work with a bountiful harvest. Itís a time when one can look forward to the approaching holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas, and the pretty white wintry snows that are expected to come in the months to follow.

Every year I take my vacation from work at this time of year for this very reason. This autumn has been especially spectacular as the trees are splendidly brilliant this year, especially as I am seeing more reds than usual to accent the bright yellows. I have taken a lot of video of the fall foliage in and around the city. The mountains are the best place to go, where the rich autumn colors of the deciduous trees are accented by a backdrop of evergreen trees with a mountainous backdrop of their own.

Because I feel so caught up in ďfall feverĒ this year I want to see what other people think about this time of year. Iím not into football or other sports as a lot of people I know are and thus look forward to this time of year for these reasons, and thatís okay. I just think this is a great time of the year for my own reasons, and I invite everyone to take a moment to fill out the following poll. Results will be posted as soon as I feel there are enough responses to warrant it.


Your Name (Nickname):
Your Email address:
Your Age:
Gender:

Question #1: Is autumn your favorite season of the year?
(Check only one.)

Yes, it is my favorite season
I like it as much as the other seasons
I like it less than other seasons
No, it is my least favorite season
It doesn't matter to me

Question #2: What do you like about autumn?
(Check all that apply.)

Colorful fall foliage
Cooler weather
Shorter days/longer nights
Raking leaves
The smell of burning leaves
Celebrating the harvest
Halloween
Thanksgiving
Football
World Series (baseball)
Looking forward to winter

Question #3: What do you not like about autumn?
(Check all that apply.)

Area is overrun by"leafers" admiring fall colors
The end of summer activities
Cooler weather
Shorter days/longer nights
Raking leaves
The smell of burning leaves
Halloween
Thanksgiving
Football
World Series (baseball)
Having to go back to school
The prospects of winter
It doesn't ever seem like autumn where I live

Question #4: How prevalent is fall foliage in your area?
(Check only one.)

Very prevalent
Moderately prevalent
Somewhat prevalent
Hardly prevalent
No fall foliage at all

Question #5: Which autumnal foliage colors do you see the most of on the trees in your area?
(Check all that apply.)

Red
Orange
Yellow
Brown

Question #6: What factors provide ample fall foliage in your area?
(Check all that apply.)

Temperate climate
Latitude (how far north)
Altitude
Abundance of deciduous trees (trees that shed their leaves)
Variety of tree species

Question #7: What factors do not provide ample fall foliage in your area?
(Check all that apply.)

Year-round warm climate
Too far south
Lack of deciduous trees
Lack of variety of tree species
Lack of trees at all

Question #8: Do you take pictures of autumn foliage?
(Check only one.)

Frequently
Sometimes
Rarely
Never

Question #9: Do you take day trips to see autumn foliage?
(Check only one.)

Frequently
Sometimes
Rarely
Never

How do your feelings about autumn compare to your feelings about other seasons?

Explain the things that you enjoy about autumn:

Explain the things that you do not enjoy about autumn:

Describe the fall foliage in your area. Which colors do you see the most and where? At what time of year do the colors peak? Indicate the state, region or other geographical information about your locale:

How far do you go to see fall foliage? What areas do you like to travel to?

If you live in an area that has fall foliage how do you feel about this? Do you enjoy living in an area that has more fall foliage?

If you live in an area that lacks fall foliage how do you feel about this? Do you miss having lived in an area that has more fall foliage (if you had moved from such an area)?

Other than admiring the fall colors, explain the other activities that you partake in and enjoy during the autumn months:

Please share any comments or additional details regarding your answer choice(s): (500 chars. max):


Thank you for participating.


   

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