It seems to me that we are seasonally at least three weeks behind where we used to be for fall color. We simply have not had a cold snap yet; our coldest night has been in the low forties, with the temperatures reaching into the 70’s during the day. Make no mistake, it is still lovely out, but I remember roads that used to be cadmium yellow cathedrals whose aisles we drove down, where this year their leaves have dried out, brittle brown, and are falling without the spangled splendor.
In these photos of my hikes this month at Huntington State Park, I found plenty of beauty nonetheless. Follow along in these photos on my rambles there. I love all the color, shape, form and texture. I love the fresh air and paying attention.
Being in nature is good for my soul, which is why I make such a habit of it. I hope you are getting outside too.