Appalachian Thursday – Autumn Treasure

I didn’t think we were going to have fall this year. The weather stayed summer so long. I figured we’d get a few mild days and then winter would pounce. And as for the autumn color? The prediction was that we would go from green to brown to gone.

Which just demonstrates how bad our ability to predict what nature will do really is. While autumn has lasted maybe two weeks instead of four to six, it has been SPECTAULAR. I was fortunate to spend some time at home in WV just as peak color was hitting. Which meant I got back to NC just in time to enjoy it here.

I love fall. The tobacco, caramel smell of the woods. The russets and golds of the trees. The incredible blue of the sky. Crisp, sunshiny days. Ahhhh. This year all of that seems to have been condensed and intensified. Here’s a sampling for you:

 

8 thoughts on “Appalachian Thursday – Autumn Treasure

  1. It was such a pleasure to meet you and spend a little bit of time with you while you were in West Virginia. Sure do love your Mom and Jean. Best friends we have ever had. Come back soon.

  2. I had hoped for a lingering fall. Nope. First snowfall yesterday. Didn’t expect it until Thanksgiving-ish. So rude—arriving early like that. We are just now putting away the backyard furniture.

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