Fall Magic Is Appearing Almost Overnight.

Fall Magic Is Appearing Almost Overnight.

Fall hike (5 of 27)
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We finally got significant rain here in Northeastern Pennsylvania  last night. The dry spell we have been having has not been good for the  edible wild mushrooms which are usually very abundant this time of year. Hoping the rain may have caused some to grow I headed out into  the woods after work this afternoon.Fall hike (27 of 27)

It was an overcast, cool and somber day but I was surprised how many of the trees in the woods were now fully arrayed in their fall colors. Fall hike (13 of 27)

I went looking for the bolete species of mushrooms, the ones my dads called red tops, which grow in the pine/birch/aspen woods in our area. I only found a few older one’s which were ruined by the heavy rain we got last night. Fall hike (17 of 27)

And there were almost no other species of mushrooms growing either. I did find this one young amantha popping up which is a good sign since they are usually found growing at the same time as the red tops. Fall hike (23 of 27)

Although I wasn’t very successful in my search for mushrooms was nice seeing the trees changing into their fall colors, especially the red maples.Fall hike (6 of 27)

But the birch, aspen and blueberries bushes were also beginning to change color too.

I saw no birds or animals on my walk and only one spider and a very sluggish bee. The cooler and longer nights are bringing an end to the insect activity. And most of our song birds are long gone. Fall hike spider (1 of 1)

It is a nice time of year but also very somber and reflective as nature gives us one last beautiful display of color before we enter Winter with it’s drab shades of gray and white. So enjoy it while you can, it’s short but very sweet. Here is a link to some more photographs from my hike today. Fall hike (21 of 27) https://keepyoureyespeeled.net/photographs-5/nggallery/blog-photos/fall-hike-september-30-2015/Fall hike (26 of 27)



“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”
Albert Camus