October 10, 2015

Colors are Changing a Little Early


It's a week earlier than usual but the trees are already showing their autumn colors. On Wednesday we drove the northern section of Skyline Drive and saw a little fall color, as you can see. Then yesterday and today we saw golden trees in the lowlands, plus I can see fall foliage on Massanutten Mountain from our window.

While on Skyline Drive, we also saw several deer and even a bear! Unfortunately he lumbered off into the woods by the time the car stopped so we didn't get a picture. A few miles later we stopped and got out at Beahm's Gap Overlook. There's a very short scenic trail there but Frank did not want to hike it because Flash was with us and might not react prudently if we were to cross paths with a bear!

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12 comments:

  1. Pretty scenery. Too bad you couldn't get a picture of the bear, but it's neat that you got to see it.

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  2. It's certainly time for a walk in the woods to take it all in.

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  3. Always fun to have a bear crossing. I saw a coyote run across the road this week which was rather unusual.

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  4. Looks like a lovely place to wander in beautiful autumn light.

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  5. Our maples are turning, but they seem to be losing their leaves at a faster rate with all our windy storms. - Margy

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  6. That's so beautiful! Maybe next time you will capture the bear as well. Have a great sunday !

    Shantana

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  7. Beautiful shots!

    Here the colours are late this year, but I have been photographing them.

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  8. The colours do look good in your photo's.

    All the best Jan

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  9. Our trees have been stressed all year. First, we had rain all spring and into early summer... then a dry spell. Poor trees are suffering.

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  10. A bear is not something I want to cross paths with, either! Pretty colors!

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