Thursday, October 25, 2007

Rich October Skies

Locust Creek, October view

Last Saturday was probably the fall foliage peak for this part of Pocahontas County. All the calculations that tourism boosters use to predict fall color seem to have little value. We still haven't had a frost and it's been terribly dry, yet this year the colors seemed especially bright. Sunday, the wind came up, and this week's welcome rains have also brought down many of the colorful leaves, so my Locust Creek vista here is just a memory now. I am, however, a great fan of bare trees, and I'm looking forward to drizzly November views and snowy winter branches.

1 comment:

Reya Mellicker said...

We're getting some really beautiful colors here, too. Go figure, since the trees are mostly shriveled up and dry. No way to say for certain what the natural world has up its sleeves!

Beautiful pic looking out over the mountains. What a view!