Wednesday I headed out and, struck by the play of light on the golden trees, decided to take some photos of foliage around Southwest County before it was all gone. Today, I was struck by how much had changed in four days — even ahead of the storm that will likely whisk away a lot of the leaves still on trees.
This photo set is a combination of the two days. (For locations, check the labels on this gallery view.) A few photos have a little blur from when I was a passenger, but the colors are visible. The best moment from Wednesday’s venture? When a buck came alongside my vehicle, midday, on Old Mill Road, and crossed into some woods with no incident. Glad I was driving slowly and noone else was on the road. A hasty count would estimate four or six points.
Here’s a link to Kevin Myatt’s Weather Journal blog for discussion of the unfolding high wind conditions that will continue to change our fall landscape over the coming days. (He was, incidentally, the driver on today’s foliage-viewing journey.)