In my last blog post I was bemoaning how late the trees have been this year in western North Carolina to change the color of their leaves. We got hit with very high winds and heavy rains three days ago. Regrettably, many large trees were lost. Of the trees that remain, however, about 1/3 are changing their colors even as I type.
I don't know why I am so yearning for Fall this year. Green has always been my favorite color. I should be rejoicing as the extra length of the 'green leaf season.' And yet -- I am positively yearning for the colors to change. I want the magic Mother Nature's palette!
While I am waiting to be dazzled in 2017 I have been going through some of my Autumn photos from years past. This one was taken on the road to Cataloochee in Smoky Mountain National Park back in 2014.
Ruthie photographs trees because she loves them.