My Mother is from Alabama and a very large percentage of every person I am related to still lives there today. Reading all of your autumn entries out there in J-Land is leaving me with a deep desire to be there on Lookout Mountain to witness the Amazing display of the changing autumn leaves. Living here in South Florida <-- click things tend to stay pretty green year round.
The truth is that over the years most of my visits to Alabama have been during the Summertime <-- click as a child. Summertime in the mountains holds it's own magic but the fall hands down has the most spectacular nature displays.
I am thinking that a visit there mid October next year is a visit that's long overdue and if I'm lucky, I may be able to persuade my sister to come with me. October is right at the beginning of her busiest season in the Party Decorating business but how could she day no to the vibrant hues of red, orange and yellow down the long and winding roads?
I don't have many beautiful fall photos but I do love the one above. It's a photo of my Aunt Elouise and My Uncle Orval taken several years ago all dressed up in autumn costume (how cute were they?)
If any of you are thinking of adding some fall color to your own yard, think Red Maple (for red), Japanese Maple my favorite (for yellow, orange & red), Sugar Maple (for yellow, orange & red), Chinese Pistashe (for orange & red), Willow Oak (for yellow & red), Ginkgo (for yellow) and Crepe Myrtle (for yellow, orange & red).
Just thinking of these brilliant colors on the plentiful hiking trails in Rock City Gardens, Little River Canyon, Sunset Rock on Lookout Mountain and Nuccalula Falls makes me sure that this is a trip that's long overdue.
Happy Autumn All
*** Coy ***