Fall came early to French Creek this year. The leaves began to turn back in mid-September, about a week earlier than past years. All along the 22 mile course of the creek the trees were aglow with yellow, red, green, and brown.
The peak of the color is mid-October. However, the French Creek valley is ablaze for a couple of weeks on either side, so folks can enjoy a month of color. By early November, however, the greens are replaced with yellow and brown on the few leaves remaining.
The masses of brown still look attractive on the hillsides around the creek.
But two weeks later, the pageant of fall is gone. "When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang/ Upon those boughs which shake against the cold,/Bare ruin'd choirs, where late the sweet birds sang."
Beautiful shots Neil. One of these days, when the sun is out, I'm gonna borrow the digital camera from my wife and take some pics for you all to see. I love it when the leaves are turning colors.
Very nice. I miss deciduous trees, especially in the fall; we mainly have conifers in the forest where I live. This is about the best you get for color during the fall here (which is already over--we're into winter mode now).