Autumn isn’t over yet…

…as promised in my last post!



Late afternoon, and I had the Arboretum trails almost entirely to myself. One or two dogs were out for an afternoon stroll with their human companions, and I came upon one family group, but with no one to engage in conversation, I enjoyed a quiet stroll around Lotus Pond, down the hill to Blueberry pond (Pictured above), and back to the car park before dark. Come along and enjoy the beauty with me.

Trail near Lotus Pond
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Golden sweet gum tree

 

Of course, for me a trail walk at the Arboretum is not complete unless I make the circle around Lotus Pond to enjoy the many sides of the Golden Willow Tree.

Today, because I had a little time left before the sun sank below the horizon, I decided to follow the trail from Lotus Pond to Blueberry Pond. I hadn’t walked that way in a while and checking it out in near-dusk on this late Autumn afternoon was a delightful experience. The clump of birch trees to the left of the trail and the bench at the top of today’s blog post caught my eye, and I paused to capture a colorful photo of the shoreline of Blueberry Pond.

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Blueberry Pond
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Birch trees

From Blueberry Pond, I climbed the hill, returning to the visitor’s center where I found my car, sitting nearly solitary in the parking lot.  Chilled, but happy with the images I had collected, I stowed my camera pack in the back seat, started the car, turned on the heater, and headed home.

Thanks for joining me for today’s trail walk.
See you soon!
Trail Walker

 

8 thoughts on “Autumn isn’t over yet…

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    1. Thank you, Linda. Unfortunately, snowflakes are falling outside my window as I sit at my computer, and I know you are right about the vanishing colors. I’m happy that I have a backlog of Autumn images so I can manage two or three more Autumn posts before I run out and have to resort to posting pictures from my winter walks (or move south for the winter).

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      1. Yes I’m about all done too Carolyn and tomorrow I’ll do something with harvest decor and that’s it for now. I like scarecrows, so when I see them at a harvest festival or in the neighborhood, I always take photos of them – the trouble is, most people are getting their scarecrow guys and gals at the same craft store or garden center, so they are identical most of the time.

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