A Fall Walk- 2019

I’ll just come right out and say it.  Fall was a little blah in Middle Tennessee this year.  I’ve lived here 59 years and I can’t remember such a colorless autumn, especially right in our own neighborhood.  Our maple trees never did get any color.  Their leaves stayed green, then turned brown and crinkly, and then fell to the ground.  The two trees that I usually love to photograph every year in our neighborhood due to their magnificent orange, yellow, and red colors, were just, well, dull this year.  No color at all.  I heard on the news that if you hoped to see any autumnal colors in Tennessee this year that you would need to drive to East Tennessee, near the mountains.

Hubby and I went to our favorite state park a couple of weeks ago.  There was very little color, when compared to previous years, although you might not think that from these photos because when we did come across the handful of trees that did have color, I stopped and took pictures.  We only saw one tree which had red in it (or a few red branches I should say), a few trees with yellow leaves, but mostly just green and browns.

I also heard on the news that we only had three fall-like days here.  It seemed to go from summer to winter temperature-wise.

Still, I love fall and it’s always been my favorite time of the year.

Loved the clouds!

This cluster of trees was the only color in the entire park.

The only red leaves we saw on the two mile hike we did!

Beautiful yellow!

This is mostly what we saw…. browns and green.

How have the fall colors been in your area this year?


About Gail

I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, friend, veterinarian, and wanna be writer. I love nature and animals of all kinds, music, cooking, and spending time with my family.
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8 Responses to A Fall Walk- 2019

  1. Relax... says:

    You know how to capture what you want to show — lovely shots! Well, I almost hate to say it but we had stunning colors up this way — I wish I’d taken photos, now! Have you noticed, though, that in all the leafing gaps, we have more gorgeous sky (and sun)?

    • Gail says:

      Trust me, I’ve seen your beautiful fall colors on other blog posts this year! I thought, well, at least SOMEBODY is getting beautiful colors to look at! I haven’t been up north much in my life, but when I have, I’ve always noticed and wondered why your skies are so much bluer than our southern skies. I’m sure there’s an explanation but I don’t know what it is! The first time I went to Minnesota as a teen, I was blown away by the deep blue sky color. I had never witnessed anything like that down south.

  2. We went to our favorite autumn drive here in Oklahoma- Talimena Drive- to see the fall colors. It was the same green & brown. It was disappointing. There were a few random trees that had color, but that was it. There were more trees in town that colored than on the drive. Usually it’s spectacular. I think the early hard freeze we had has something to do with it.

    • Gail says:

      Sorry you didn’t get any pretty fall colors to view either. We just stayed so hot in all of October and then boom, we went into cold weather. No fall-like weather or colors this year. Oh well, there’s always next year…. God willing.

  3. Shelley says:

    In Wisconsin, our trees turned colorful, but in spurts and then gone way too fast. You captured beautiful photos, thank you for sharing them.

    • Gail says:

      Thank you Shelley. We’ve already had a dusting of snow which is very unusual for us. We rarely get snow here now and I can’t remember the last time we had snow in November. Thank you for visiting the blog and Happy Thanksgiving!

      • Shelley says:

        You’re welcome. We had a dusting too – maybe more this week. I’m okay waiting for it though. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving too!

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