Leaves And Some Other Fall Things.

Leaves And Some Other Fall Things.

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The colorful Fall foliage is nearing it’s peak here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. And today was a perfect day to enjoy it. Cool refreshing Canadian air filtered into our area overnight and we had plenty of sunshine  for most of the day. Fall hike (9 of 26)

Of course, I headed out into the woods  looking for edible wild  mushrooms. I was unsuccessful in my search for mushrooms, finding only a few inedible ones,  but it sure was a nice day to be outside. Fall hike (8 of 26)

The sun filtered through the leaves, most now having some touch of red, orange, yellow and brown color.Fall hike (3 of 17)

It was an almost magical world walking as many leaves fluttered to the ground joining others and creating an ever thickening colorful carpet on the forest floor. Fall hike (6 of 26)

And  it seems, upon close inspection, like snowflakes ,no two leaves, even from the same species of tree are exactly alike.  The  red maples are at their peak now, have turned a brilliant red. Fall hike (4 of 26)

The aspen and birch are changing into their many shades of yellow. And the sassafras has the most variety, it’s three different leaves changing to red, orange or yellow. Fall hike (4 of 17)

And finally the last to change, the oaks are now starting to show some color. Fall hike (13 of 26)

The ferns have almost all turned brown or yellow and the air is scented in those areas where the sweet fern grow,Fall hike (12 of 26)

The only wildlife I saw were, again, the squirrels and chipmunks gathering the abundant acorn crop. There was vey little bird songs, just the occasional cawing of a crow . And very few insects or spiders on this walk although I did get to photograph this dragonfly, which, after looking at the photograph, I realized was in the middle of a meal. Fall hike dragonfly 012 (1 of 1)

There were some flowers still in bloom, mainly the ragweed, if you can call that a flower and some other daisey like fall flowers. Fall hike (22 of 26)

Nature really does put on a spectacular show before she goes to sleep for the Winter and it is a delightful tie of year to head outside and take it all in. Looking forward to another beautiful Fall day tomorrow., Here is a link to some more photographs from my hikes today. https://keepyoureyespeeled.net/photographs-5/nggallery/blog-photos/fall-hike-october-10-2015Fall hike (26 of 26)


“There is something incredibly nostalgic and significant about the annual cascade of autumn leaves.”
Joe L. Wheeler