I’m lucky. My commute to work varies from day to day, but always takes me over and around some dramatic mountain scenery. Today I traveled the Trappers Loop Highway from Mountain Green to Eden. It’s only the third day of September, but as I surveyed the various tree varieties on my route I spotted several that showed subtle signs of change. The Maples are always the first to turn and they are my favorite because they are bright red surrounded by many shades of green.
You never know what you are going to get as autumn approaches. Sometimes the colors are brilliant and long lasting, sometimes more muted and quick to come and go – Mother Nature is in charge and she is always full of surprises.
Soon, as the days shorten and the nights become cooler, the hillsides will be dotted with red so stay tuned.