I don't know what is causing this powdery pattern on some of the maple leaves, but I find it beautiful. We have maples along the south side of our little arena, so every time I school Russell I enjoy the "green and white lace" effect. The leaves at the top of the maples are yellowing, however, probably from drought stress.
Our weather this summer has been downright odd. Yesterday the high temperature (in Portland, where our news comes from) was 66, a record "low" high for August 12. Today it's back up in the 80s. After a few days of 80s, another cool, cloudy front comes in for Thursday. It has seesawed back and forth like this all summer. Unfortunately, none of the cool, cloudy fronts have brought anything in the form of rain. As I've said before, we're dry. I SHOULD be taking advantage of it. I have three fleeces to wash; they would dry wonderfully fast in this weather!
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