MUSHY'S MOOCHINGS: FALL HAS FELL

Monday, October 16, 2006

FALL HAS FELL



It would be hard for me to say which I like best, spring or fall, but this fall has been especially interesting to me, possibly because the tree colors are extremely vivid! I took this shot during my walk by the river this morning under overcast skies. While it would have been more brilliant with more sunlight, I think it captures what I mean.

It takes a combination of cool temperatures and rain to make fall especially brilliant and we have apparently had the perfect conditions this year. East Tennessee is alive and showing its stuff!

We should have this color for at least the next two weeks unless a heavy frost presents itself and spoils everything.

The other two greener shots are from the Clifty Creek area near Harriman - a beautiful place that is now private property. As teenagers we used this area to shoot, hike, camp, and occasionally we were lucky enough to park there with a pretty gal!

If you click and enlarge the one with the arching trees over the creek, you can just make out a father and son slowly drifting out on Emory River fishing. It is trips, fall foliage, and quiet times like these that build memories that last.

11 comments:

Jose said...

Oh, Fall has fallen here too, but you wouldn't know that since we are still running the AC unit. The news told un that we had seen the last of the three digit temperatures but it's still hot as heck here in the desert. How I wish we had the trees drop all the leaves and to have those vivid colors of Fall that you so enjoy.

Mushy said...

Ah, but the best part of the day was the two 22 oz. Dos Equis drafts with chips after the walk! Maybe that's why the colors looked so great!

Jose said...

No doubt!

Sue said...

Gorgeous photos!

Cheers from Toronto!

Alisa said...

We usually don't get much of a fall... we go from hot to cold with about a 2 to 3 week breather in between.... but this year, we've been having a spectacular fall. The trees are turning beautifully.

Fathairybastard said...

When you wrote two 22 0z., I read two dozen. I was like, holy shit, he's a lush, and then I read it again. Pfew. It's been a very long day. Pictures look like paradise. I've GOT to get a camera, and a scanner. It's rainin cats and dogs here now. Flooding in Houston I guess. Bummer for them.

bozette said...

I love fall because of the many different colors.

Patrick Joubert Conlon said...

Boy, that'sbeautiful.

Our fall starts about a month earlier and isn't as spectacular because the trees are mostly conifers.

Becky said...

THose pictures are beautiful. Fall is my favorite season, by far. I'm most comfortable in the sweaters and jeans, but not freezing my butt off! And as your pics indicate, the colors are gorgeous.

Goddess said...

I have no problem choosing: Fall or "sweater weather time" is my favorite of the year. I wish we could have the 60ish degree weather all the time. AND I don't have to shovel Fall out of my driveway;)

phlegmfatale said...

wow - the colors of the trees are just extraordinary, and the top photo - achingly beautiful. Thanks for posting these!