Here Comes Autumn

I just realized this is the last weekend of summer! As much as I love summer, there is something about autumn that makes me so happy. I’m not sure exactly what it is, but there is just something about it.

The colors of autumn are so beautiful. Have your trees started to show any color yet? Our tulip poplars are starting to turn gold. The river birch has already dropped some of its yellow leaves.

I love to drive through the mountains of Kentucky in the fall. It looks like someone threw a patchwork quilt over the hillsides. The combination of reds, golds, browns and greens are gorgeous.

We traveled to New England a couple of years ago in October, and while it was beautiful, I have to say the mountains in my home state of Kentucky were just as fabulous. I highly recommend tiny Kingdom Come State Park in Cumberland, Kentucky, for spectacular fall views. Pine Mountain State Resort in Pineville, Kentucky is another great place to enjoy the beauty of autumn. The Breaks Interstate Park, that straddles the states of Kentucky and Virginia, is a hidden gem in the mountains.

But I am always on the lookout for new places to travel. What is your favorite fall destination?

I love how this poem describes the colors of autumn.

Autumn Colors

The brick red of the rusting leaves.
The spring green of resisting trees.
The gold dust sparkle of the setting sun,
And the lemon yellow that dances in between.

The woody brown of the Maple’s bark
The snow white of the playful Birch
The licorish black of the darkest night,
And the pale blue of morning sky.

The soft rose of a blushing cheek.
The gray haze of hot breath in air.
God’s autumn colors are so lovely,
and are beautiful each passing year.

Modupeola Williams

 


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