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.
March 3 - April 7, 2018
Tryon Painters and Sculptors -- 78 N. Trade St. Tryon, NC 28782
Opening March 3, 2018
Gallery show of Ruthie Rosauer's tree photography
March 16 - April 14, 2018
Burke County Arts Council -- 115 E. Meeting Street, Morganton, NC
Woodworker's Show, photos from "These Trees" on display
March 20, 2018
6:00 - 7:30pm
"For the Love of Trees: How to Create a Garden in the shade"
Sponsored by the Hendersonville, NC tree board. Ruthie will speak about the beauty of trees and a garden architect will speak about creating shade gardens.
March 24, 2018
11:30 - 3:00
Booksigning of "These Trees" at A Walk in the Woods (423. N. Main St. Hendersonville, NC)
April 4, 2018
2: 00 - 3:15pm
Poemscapes -- These Trees (slides and poetry)
95 Upper Red Oak Trail
August 4 - August 31, 2018
Tryon School of Arts and Crafts -- 373 Harmon Field Rd. Tryon, NC