A Photo for Friday: “Urban Colors”

Happy Friday.


“Urban Colors”

November 30, 2018

Birmingham, AL

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Steven L. Taylor
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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. MarkedMan says:

    Very nice

  2. OzarkHillbilly says:


    Is not less
    For falling
    In the breeze.

    -James Clavell

  3. dmhlt says:

    Very enjoyable photo.
    The leaves look like their from Gingko trees – and they do turn a brilliant yellow like that and have a tendency to drop almost all at the same time.

  4. JohnMcC says:

    @dmhlt: Those are definitely gingko leaves. Part of my growing up was in Annapolis and those line many streets in the Naval Academy. That’s a tree that really stinks when the berries(? – are they berries? some kind of fruit) fall.

    But pretty trees and lovely use of reflection.

  5. @JohnMcC: Definitely Ginkos, yes. A couple of blocks of great colors. From what I have read, the female trees drop some kind of fruit that smells bad, but the male trees don’t. Based on lack of odor (and lack of any berries/fruit/whatever), I am assuming these are all male.