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Fall Foliage 2016

It’s that time of year again in the Northeast. Daylight is waning. The weather is cooling down. The squirrels are gathering their nuts. The chipmunks are ubiquitous, running around and loudly chirping. Deer, who are mating and migrating during this time, unwittingly become road hazards. Canadian geese are flying South as are many avian species. We humans are celebrating the harvest. We’re also swapping out our Spring and Summer clothes for Fall and Winter. The weather is bipolar between hot and cold– one day you’re wearing a coat, and the next, you’re in the basement digging through your recently put away clothing boxes, for a short sleeved blouse. Pumpkins–they’re everywhere, as are Chrysanthemums. It’s apple picking season, and time for apple pie, apple sauce, apple cider, apple butter, candied apples, baked apples, well, you know the rest. And, yes, it’s time for Pumpkin Spice Lattes!

The best thing of all, however, is the Fall Foliage. The brilliant colors displayed by trees when they are deprived of chlorophyll. It’s leaf-peeping season! And, following is a look at the Fall Foliage in our area.

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Fall Foliage at Rose Tree Park

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Spotted: Some tall people in the park!

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They’re following us!

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I love the late afternoon Autumn light!

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Ridley Creek State Park Foliage

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One of many Maple Trees.

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I love the color contrasts!

 

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This is Autumn? This is not normal!

My Journal from My Travels in Nepal

Today I had reason to open the box containing some of my most prized possessions–you know, the items you might take with you when asked to evacuate–my travel journals. As I picked up each one, and turned the pages, memories came flooding back. In particular I spent a lot of time browsing through the pages of my journal from my travels in Nepal and India (1998-1999). This was the last extended, independent journey I would take. I went “backpacking” for 4 months through Nepal and India, including a challenging and amazing trek in the Himalayas. Below are but a few of the notes from my trek.

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Driving around here is dangerous this this time of year, due to Fall foliage rubbernecking. I’m very grateful to have moved to this area, for so many reasons, but the change of seasons is high on the list. The colorful and subsequent apparent death of the vegetation in the Fall, and then rebirth in the Spring, seems almost miraculous to me. It is miraculous.

So, I thought I’d dust off the cobwebs on my blog by posting some Fall Foliage images. It appears that the foliage is at its peak at the moment here in the Southeastern corner of Pennsylvania. And, the colors this year are vibrant!

Fall Foliage 2015 in SE Pennsylvania

Fall Foliage 2015 in SE Pennsylvania

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