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Fall Foliage… Almost A Win

I just realized that I went the entire month of October without posting a foliage picture.  I guess November is still technically “fall” but the foliage tends to peak in October around where I live.



Over the past few years the foliage has been a huge let down and my annual trip to Screw Auger Falls and the neighboring Mother Walker Falls (laugh it up) and Moose Cave here in Maine have just been a test of my resilience to cold wind.



This year, the foliage was a tad bit better, though not as vibrant as I’d have liked when I arrived at Screw Auger Falls then went on to Mother Walker Falls and Moose Cave.  We’ve been in the throes of a bit of a drought here in Maine this past summer and even now so I don’t know if that was a help to the fall colors or a hindrance.  I do know that the lack of pounding rain and the gale force winds that tend to accompany fall rains meant that fewer leaves were torn from the trees before they had a chance to change color which is what tends to happen.



Screw Auger Falls


View From Mother Walker Falls


Mother Walker Falls Stone Stairway


Picnic Table at Mother Walker Falls



So, fall foliage for 2016… Almost a win…




Until next time…






Fall Colors


Last week, I went on a hike to check out the fall foliage.  Driving in the car, the leaves on the trees I passed were really bright so I figured they‘d be the same on the trail.  They weren‘t.  The foliage on the trail looked like it hadn‘t even begun to change.  There were a few trees here and there that were bright, but most were still green or a drab yellow.


There were a few trees around one of the ponds that caught my eye…


Fall Colors on Tunk 1


Hiking to the top of the mountain (Tunk, to be exact), I not only got to admire the beautiful view, but I found the foliage I was looking for…


Fall Colors on Tunk 2





Until next time…





Autumn is Awesome


I think I may have mentioned this before but October is my favorite month.  For three main reasons.  One, it’s the month of my birth (yay!).  Two, Samhain, my favorite holiday is in October (or Halloween for the non-pagan folks who buy into the commercialized holidays).  And three, it’s autumn.

Autumn is by far my favorite season.  I just wish it was the longest season instead of the shortest.  The crisp air, the weather that’s not too hot nor too cold, the brightly colored foliage….

Each autumn I try my best to get at least one or two really good foliage pictures.  It may be a single brightly colored tree here, or a group there, but from the first day of autumn, the hunt for the best foliage picture of the year is on.

This year, like previous years, wasn’t that great here in Maine where the foliage was concerned.  The trees turned early (those that turned at all, that is), went by pretty fast, or the wind took the leaves off the trees before they had a chance to turn.

That being said, I did manage to snap a few decent pictures when I went hiking a while ago at Screw Auger Falls (funny name, I know) and Moose Cave.

Screw Auger Falls Park Bench


Fall Colors at Screw Auger Falls


Moose Cave Stairway


Moose Cave Path


Yay, autumn colors!

Until next time…