Monday, October 10, 2011

The Colors of Autumn

 Canoes brought to shore at Lake Galena
Still mostly green here on the Pennsylvania Piedmont.  I heard on the radio this morning that local prognosticators still aren't sure how brilliant our fall will be because the extreme heat of July and the endless, record-setting deluges of August and September stressed the trees.  Foliage color ought to peak in late October.
Walkers on the lake trail
 Kali and I did a 6-mile circumambulation of Lake Galena in Peace Valley County Park on Saturday.  The most brilliant colors were from the canoes lining the shore, but some leaves were beginning to color-up on the hillsides above the lake.
Canada Geese enjoying a beautiful autumn afternoon on Lake Galena


Carolyn H said...

A few trees are changing here on Roundtop, but basically, my color change doesn't look much different than yours.

Ray's Cowboy said...

how wonderful an dpeaceful that looks.


Scott said...

Carolyn: I prepared this post based on our Saturday afternoon walk. Then, we went for a walk last evening around the preserve and it seems like the colors are coming on fast!

Scott said...

Ray: Peace Valley Park IS a nice peaceful place, but on Saturday afternoon it was "hopping!" The day was so perfect, I think that half of Bucks County was visiting the park enjoying the perfect autumn.