Shortened days and cooler nights signal the Appalachians to prepare for winter’s wardrobe. The trees celebrate autumnal equinox with a festival of color. Donning their brightest red, shocking orange, purple, and gold, they wave farewell as they toss their leaves to the wind like confetti.
Lured to follow fall’s path, I discovered vistas of breath-taking beauty. Come with me over the next few weeks to discover the natural majesty of fall kissed mountain forests, valleys, and rivers.
Black-faced sheep graze on succulent grasses as vibrant woodland topiary portend barren fields of snow.
From the shelter of branch and thicket a watchful doe herd braves fence and open field to forage for tender shoots.
Bright blue skies and windswept clouds caress variegated mountain ridges.
Cool air rushes in, leaving a cloak of fog over mountain and river while Canada Geese pause to feed and groom before resuming their southerly migration.
“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under the sun.” Ecclesiastes 3:1
Isn’t God’s handiwork beautiful?! What can surpass the beauty of nature…heaven, maybe?
I am sure that heaven is the crem del la creme of God’s creation, but he sure did a marvelous job on earth.
These photos are so idyllic! I would love to be there. They look great.
Thank you, Deva. I didn’t want to leave!
Your photography is stunning. God is wonderful, is He not! Blessings always.
Thank you, Shirley. I agree. God is wonderful in every way. Blessings to you, as well.
What beautiful photos. The one with the sheep grazing is my absolute favorite! Wouldn’t it be lovely in a frame with Ps. 23 written underneath? The fall leaves are just beautiful this year – more vibrant than last year. The mountains are now just bursting with color. Yesterday was a perfect Autumn day (today it’s raining). I admit I was sad to see the end of Summer, but I can honestly say I’m joyfully embracing Autumn and am even looking forward to Winter. Each season has it’s own beauty and we must enjoy all each has to offer – just like the seasons of life, I guess! Thanks for your delightful blog!
Bless you, Lynn. The photo with Ps. 23 under it is a possibility. ; D
So beautiful! Spent yesterday in the Shenandoah and the colors were just spectacular. You’re photos are stunning!
Shenandoah Valley is one of my favorite places. I can only imagine those spectacular colors. Thank you for your compliment and for taking the time to comment.