Fall on campus

I had to go to the on-campus bank today, and was struck on my walk at how lovely the fall is here. Here are a few snaps I took along the way; these are taken with my iPhone camera as I didn’t bring my Panasonic Lumix along.

And Botany Pond, duckless and sad. . . . .


  1. Posted October 29, 2018 at 11:49 am | Permalink

    Much as I am sad to hear you’re an iPhone guy, the pictures you have taken with it are gorgeous!

    • Posted October 29, 2018 at 12:06 pm | Permalink

      Maybe Jerry takes his privacy seriously and doesn’t want to sell it to Google via Android.

      Nice photos.

      • Posted October 29, 2018 at 12:11 pm | Permalink

        We don’t have any privacy anyway so might as well make some money with our data!

        • Posted October 29, 2018 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

          Apple doesn’t monetize your private data. They’ve been very clear about that, and it differentiates them from Google, Facebook, Twitter, and any number of even less reputable tech companies. What you might legitimately say is something like: All smartphones are more-or-less the same (by category), so why pay a premium for an iPhone? One reason (not the only one) is privacy.

  2. Kenneth Webb
    Posted October 29, 2018 at 11:55 am | Permalink

    A joy would it be to be young and a student during Fall quarter at the University of Chicago – before comes end of term finals, papers and the advent of grim winter!

  3. Howard S Neufeld
    Posted October 29, 2018 at 12:01 pm | Permalink

    Jerry – Thanks for these beautiful pictures. I noticed the baldcypress trees in the pond turning their usual rust-red/brown for the season. Wonderful tree!

    Your fall looks much better than ours down here in the southern Appalachians. We had consistent and record warmth all Sep and early Oct and the trees are two weeks late,and many have given up – just dropped leaves without turning colorful. Perhaps the canary in the coal mine as to what global warming could do to the fall foliage displays.

    • Diane G
      Posted October 30, 2018 at 1:49 am | Permalink

      Embarrassed to say that this is the first time I’ve realized Bald Cypress are deciduous! Despite their revealing common name. Do I feel stupid!

  4. Posted October 29, 2018 at 12:13 pm | Permalink

    We have a college with a similar look! What do you think? https://m.facebook.com/DeanDifference/

  5. ThyroidPlanet
    Posted October 29, 2018 at 12:20 pm | Permalink

    Overcast sky makes it particularly difficult because while our eyes can perceive a beautiful color, shade, and light blend, automatic camera corrections seem to never lock in to it. That’s with .. maybe 8 MP. The current 12 MP lenses, I don’t know…. I suppose one could become saddened by that….

  6. Terry L Pedersen
    Posted October 29, 2018 at 1:30 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful thank you.

  7. Patrick
    Posted October 29, 2018 at 1:46 pm | Permalink

    If I’m not mistaken, that’s the gate Harry and Sally drove through on their way to New York. Very nice.

    • Posted October 29, 2018 at 2:33 pm | Permalink

      It is indeed but a. you can’t drive through that gate, and b. when they’re heading to NYC from the University of Chicago, they’re shown headed south on Lake Shore Drive, NORTH OF THE CITY. The U of C isn’t even near there; it’s seven or eight miles south of where they are, and if they were really driving to NYC from here, they’d be taking the very ugly Chicago Skyway.

  8. Diana MacPherson
    Posted October 29, 2018 at 2:09 pm | Permalink

    There is an orange maple like that one on my campus. I was thinking I’d like to plant one like it at my house because of it’s gorgeous Fall colouring.

  9. Teresa Carson
    Posted October 29, 2018 at 2:50 pm | Permalink

    We are having a more colorful fall than usual here in Lawrence, Kansas. I don’t know why, but the trees look just like the ones in your photos. It’s really quite lovely!

  10. Steve
    Posted October 29, 2018 at 4:52 pm | Permalink

    Glad I don’t have to rake those leaves.

  11. Bat
    Posted October 29, 2018 at 6:54 pm | Permalink

    The campus always looked prettier when i did not have a problem set due. And emeriti never have a problem set due.

  12. Diane G
    Posted October 30, 2018 at 1:52 am | Permalink

    Lovely campus and beautiful pics of same!

  13. Bob
    Posted October 30, 2018 at 5:39 am | Permalink

    Returned from a month in Europe a couple of weeks ago. They too are having a beautiful autumn. Having lived here in southeast Alabama for the last eleven years, I’d forgotten how beautiful the trees are this time of year.

  14. Posted November 10, 2018 at 7:26 am | Permalink

    Beautiful photos! Including Botany Pond.

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