We haven’t seen much sunshine lately but it sure has been warm here in southwestern New Hampshire. I thought I’d get a few more pictures of the fall foliage in case the hurricane comes along on Tuesday and strips all the leaves off the trees.
Beech trees (Fagus) are starting to turn. These trees grow where the soil is deep, rich, moist, and well-drained. This is also a beech tree. It’s amazing how many colors-from yellow to bronze to orange and red-these trees can be. Beech trees were used as food or for medicine for centuries by virtually every Native American tribe.
This vernal (spring blooming) witch hazel lives in a local park. Its amazing color drew me to it from several yards away.
The mosses seem greener than I’ve ever seen them.
And before long mosses and evergreens will be the only things left that are green.
A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire, in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart ~Hal Borland
Thanks for stopping in. Remember: This is the time of year that hunters appear in the woods, so be safe.