Saturday, October 18, 2008


This is my favorite Sweetgum shot and shows more the variety of colors that can be observed. Draping elegantly over the Elk River, this particular tree fringes a mossy limestone bank pitted with small caves. We love to take sunset cruises along these banks and watch the wildlife come to the water. Raccoons especially come to wash their hands and get a drink before dinner. Sometimes, during summer months, we'll be cruising late enough to see the mayflies erupt from the lake's surface. While that process is ethereally beautiful in its own right, there's nothing fun about running through mayflies. Happy Autumn!


Anonymous said...

What extraordinary colors in that one shot! From burgundy to lime green and everything in between -- gorgeous, Debi!

Anonymous said...

Happy Autumn indeed. Ours is long since finished but yours is so blissfully described I feel as though I'm living it a second time. Lovely.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I can see why you are drawn to this area. It is beautiful.

Daniel Spurgeon said...

I love autumn! The reds the yellows the harvest moon the cooler temps, etc. My favorite season. Although, it is kind of chilly in Florence today. Feels cold, even. :)


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