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Monday, October 15, 2012

Falling In Love AGAIN!

My God, I just can’t believe its fall! What happened? Mother nature you sneaky bugger! I turn my back, take a short trip out west and BAM, there goes another season! Time waits for no man.

I figured before the season ends I had better get out this weekend and do some geocaching and I know just the one I want to do! Can’t wait! The leaves are just about done in some areas but still peaking in others. If you drive just 40 minutes south of the Poconos it’s just getting close to peak. Near Allentown, it’s about one week away but all in all it’s coming and going too quickly if you ask me. Oh, I know I’ll be raking up that HUGE leaf pile and jumping in it with the kids, fun! Which makes me wonder what folks will think when my kids are all grown up and moved away and I’m still doing it? I always love the way the leaves smell when the warm afternoon sun heats them and you get your nose right down in there! Man, that’s living I tell ya! It all falls on the same lines as “stop to smell the roses”. Live your life my friends like it’s the last day everyday! I wish I followed my own advise.
In the spirit of the season I switched up the blog page to put you in the mood (no, smelling your computer screen won’t give you the same results dummy, lol). All of the wonderful colors of fall are more brilliant this year than in years past. Some say it has to do with the dry summer while others say the heavy rain at the end of the summer peaked them. I really don’t know if there is truly a scientific answer and quite honestly, I really don’t care. I just love to look at them, feel them, smell them taste them (you got a problem with that?) and play in them. While most folks look at their yard full of leaves and curse, I see them as nature’s toys and like all toys, once your done playing with them you have to put them away and get ready for new toys, snow!

I do know that seasonal conditions and chemical changes in leaves are the key factors in the timing and color of fall foliage. Generally, clear, sunny days and cool nights with temperatures in the 40s bring about the most striking autumn color. Here's a sampling of the leaves that will be setting NEPA’s landscapes ablaze with color this fall. Try to see how many you can find and have fun!

5 comments:

Dave DeBaeremaeker said...

Wow, that is an amazing shot!

I spent some time in the woods/mountains this weekend too (check out my blog for details), but the colours were not nearly this spectacular.

Nicely done!

CrazyCris said...

absolutely STUNNING photo! I love visiting "outdoors" blogs in the US at this time of the year... I get to see Nature in all its technicolour glory! I miss this season a lot here...

Enjoy the woods!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Fab shot! The storms that blew through Chicago this weekend took a lot of our gorgeous leaves with them. We have very little pretty colors left.

Erika Jean said...

That is a stunning picture! Everyone is posting these wonderful Fall pictures. I am SO jealous!!!!!!! ... but I'll be the one caching all winter long :-P hehe

Heather Cook (Lady-Magpie) said...

As I've said before, l just love the power of nature and having the woods and countryside within yards of my home I try to take it all in. The local woods are starting to change colour but nowhere near the fabulous colours in that photo, thanks for sharing.

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