Festival of Leaves, 2019 – Week 11 – Still Holding On

I missed Week 10 due to the Thanksgiving holiday, but even now in Week 11 some of the leaves are still holding on. Last week all of the red leaves had fallen, but I was quite surprised this morning to see that some of the shrubs now have some red again mingled in with their…

Festival of Leaves, 2019 – Week 9 – Color on Yonah Mountain

We have what is called a seasonal view of Yonah Mountain here, meaning we can’t see it at all during the summer, but it’s lovely in the autumn and winter. I took these photos in the late afternoon today from just outside our front door. Again this autumn, Dawn at The Day After is hosting the weekly Festival…

Festival of Leaves, 2019 – Week 8 – Reaching Their Peak

I missed Week 7 of Dawn’s Festival of Leaves as my husband had another stroke this past week. He is home now and doing okay, but I feel I must stay close by and shouldn’t yet even walk down the road to take photos. So I just stepped outside the back door to capture these…

Festival of Leaves, 2019 – Week 5 – My Favorite Color

A rough week led to my missing Week 4 of the autumn leaves challenge, but I’m back for Week 5. It’s sourwood trees again, but now they’re changing from mottled red to my favorite color. I don’t know how to describe this color other than it’s an orange tone. I just know that I think…

Festival of Leaves 2018: Week #1

Again this autumn, Dawn at The Day After is hosting the weekly Festival of Leaves challenge. She lives in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, and like here in Georgia, the leaves there are only beginning to change colors. While driving down the highway I’ve seen a few red sumac leaves, and the dogwoods are showing a…

Festival of Leaves, Week #12: Still holding on

We’ve had a spell of warm weather here, and several large trees have stopped dropping their leaves.  Many shrubs and little saplings in the woods are still holding on to their leaves as well. Cold weather is coming in soon though, and all will be gone. I shall miss colors such as these… See more…

Festival of Leaves, Week #11: The last to turn

  The Japanese Maples always are the last to change color, turning bright red as the other trees begin to completely lose their leaves. See more autumn leaves here.  And join Dawn in her Festival of Leaves challenge!

Little country roads

“Autumn is timed for little country roads And hearts attuned to travel at their pace. . . ”  (Mary E. Linton)