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Autumn Starts Tomorrow (sad face)

Along the Creek
Morning Sunlight

Summer went way to fast for me this year and hard to believe that it is autumn already. I took these pictures just yesterday along McIntosh Stream in Allegany State Park. Doesn’t it still look like summer to you??

morning sunlight

Soon those green leaves will be changing to orange, yellow and red colors!! The leaves will then fall off of the branches and in a matter of days our trees will become bare. I have so many memories from this summer and now I need to start planning on my many fall projects that will be keeping me occupied. I promise to share those many new memories with everyone through this blog.

Happy Autumn Everyone

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25 responses

  1. I agree, summer went waaaay too fast, and it makes me sad, too, but I like the pretty colors of fall! Great photos, Tom! And happy fall to you, too!

    22 September 2007 at 6:17 pm

  2. Tom, those are beautiful pictures! The sunbeams make the forest look magical. I love the change of seasons. It would be hard for me to live in a part of the country where the seasons weren’t distinct.

    22 September 2007 at 6:36 pm

  3. Gorgeous photos! The leaves are beginning to change here and it cools down a bit faster at night, but tomorrow’s high is 86! It still feels summer-ish, so I will not acknowledge fall just yet!

    22 September 2007 at 7:06 pm

  4. Michael Head

    My favorite time of year starts now

    22 September 2007 at 8:07 pm

  5. Don’t be too sad. There will be many wonderful things you will see this fall too. I love fall and winter. I love to see the true shapes of the trees in winter. And I love going for long rides in the fall of the year and taking photos of all the colors of the leaves. ~nita~

    22 September 2007 at 9:51 pm

  6. Tom, I understand. My summer was a dreadful, blurry mess of heat and drought. It flew by and it seems we didn’t have an opportunity to really enjoy it! But I look forward to fall and winter, too. All of the seasons have a lot to offer.

    You always find the best of every season. I look forward to everything you do :o)

    22 September 2007 at 10:24 pm

  7. Happy Autumn, Tom. There’s still much beauty between now and the frozen ground and the snow drifts against the door. Your photos are lovely.

    23 September 2007 at 12:32 am

  8. Fall is coming slowly over here too – and to be honest I welcome it with open arms. :) I can’t wait to see the pretty fall photos of your park.

    23 September 2007 at 12:41 am

  9. What a glorious photo Tom. I can’t believe it’s already autumn either, esp. when it’s supposed to be 90 degrees here today.

    23 September 2007 at 8:24 am

  10. We are now entering my favorite time of year. Unfortunately it is shorter than summer. :(
    beautiful pictures!

    23 September 2007 at 9:37 am

  11. I love the light beams in your photo, just beautiful! I love autumn but it is way too short and I hate what comes after. I’m going to have to take up snow shoeing so I learn to enjoy winter. Enjoy the gorgeous colors that will be here in a week or so!

    23 September 2007 at 10:17 am

  12. @ Pam – I so agree and thanks!
    @ Lynne – thanks and was very excited when capturing those shots!
    @ Veery – thanks and we were in the 80’s the past few days also!
    @ Mike – sure is, thanks!
    @ Nita – :( I will try not to . . it should be a good season for sure and if you know me, I will make the best of it! I still can’t wait till spring though!
    @ Mary – it has been a crazy year hasn’t it! Thanks . . . . I try!
    @ Cathy – thanks and ugg, don’t remind me of the snow!
    @ aullori – some days I think it is coming fast and then other moments make me think it is coming slow! Crazy! Will take the needed pictures for sure!
    @ jayne – thanks and isn’t that crazy? Did you say 90?
    @ Toni – it is a great time and wish we had equal number of hours of sunlight!
    @ Erie – should only be a matter of time until they fall! Thanks!

    23 September 2007 at 10:20 am

  13. Tom, I just checked your three most recent posts. Love that hummingbird video. Our hummers left well over a month ago, so it was very sweet to see yours. I miss them already.

    I was amazed to see your eastern swallowtail caterpillar. We found a western just last week. Our photos could have been twins. Aren’t they the most delightful looking litte creatures? I’ve never seen anything like them, and I am immensely glad to have gotten a chance to see one.

    Fall has come early to the pacific northwest. We kept thinking we would have a late summer (since we never really had one at all), but I think the waning light says otherwise. Your photos are beautiful.

    23 September 2007 at 10:34 am

  14. Turn that frown upside down! Autumn is my second favorite season (after spring) due to the crisp anticipation of winter, fall bird migration, and fewer crowds at our national and state parks! Those are both beautiful photographs you captured – I love the rays of light.

    23 September 2007 at 10:38 am

  15. It is the seasons that help create the great beauty and diversity we enjoy in our part of the country. Your pictures have captured the quite solitude and haunting beauty that gives the woods such noble character .

    23 September 2007 at 11:37 am

  16. Hi.

    I arrived at your blog via a series of links from other blogs. What fantastic photos!

    23 September 2007 at 11:51 am

  17. M Light

    We’ve had a drought and an very hot summer so, unusually, I’m ready for fall. We still have weather in the upper 80’s this week (in NC) so I’m looking forward to cooler weather and a nip in the air.

    I look forward to your fall photos and writings (and I love the “last hummingbird” video!).

    23 September 2007 at 2:43 pm

  18. Tom, your photos look like naturalistic paintings from the nineteenth century. Lovely! The light is amazing. Will you share some shots from the fall when the colors are spectacular?

    23 September 2007 at 3:44 pm

  19. Colours are changing quickly here now and will likely peak in 2 weeks. The lower sun is great for pictures. Yours are beautiful.

    23 September 2007 at 6:27 pm

  20. @ Robin – thanks so very much for your kind words! Can’t wait till the return next spring!
    @ Adam – It goes, Summer, Spring, Fall, then Winter (order of faves)! Thanks again for your kind words!
    @ cestoady – thanks very much, that means a lot!
    @ peggy – welcome and so glad you were able to visit, thanks
    @ M Light – some people have had it hard but still not ready for it! Thanks and you can expect that I will be taking many of those fall pictures!
    @ Trix – thanks and that’s a complement if I have ever heard one! Thanks!
    @ Ruth – Two weeks sounds about right for here but normally it happens around the 10th 11th of October! But with the dry weather, my guess might be a little sooner than that!

    THANKS EVERYONE!

    23 September 2007 at 10:15 pm

  21. Marg

    Yay it’s Fall-time for cooler weather, more birds etc, and to go visit Tom again! ;D

    24 September 2007 at 11:43 am

  22. Beautiful pair of shots…

    I’m not ready for autumn – except for football, I could do without it and winter altogether.

    24 September 2007 at 1:33 pm

  23. @ Marg – should be starting to catch those fuzballs soon!
    @ Marty – thanks and don’t blame you for sure!

    24 September 2007 at 6:39 pm

  24. Beam me up Tom, these are wonderful, that was bad I know. I also know these are some really nice shots, great capture.

    24 September 2007 at 7:02 pm

  25. Glad you enjoy summer so much!-I venjoyed some of it but am no big fan of summer.-I’ll take fall any day.

    24 September 2007 at 7:23 pm

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