Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Fall in All its Glory

Fall on my street, late September 2012

I'm not the only one who says we'd enjoy fall more if it didn't precede winter! But maybe we appreciate it more because we know it is a fleeting season. It is one season that gets us out looking at nature, at least through our car windows. I love the crunch of dried leaves beneath my feet as I walk around my neighborhood. I love the earthy smell of fallen leaves decomposing.

Fall on my street, late September 2012 (despite the incorrect date on the photo)

We're told that colors in our area, now waning, were especially vivid because of our severe drought. Here's a scientific explanation of how and why colors change.

Other areas of the country may receive more publicity for fall colors, but Spearfish Canyon in South Dakota's Black Hills made the Today's Shows list. Sit back and enjoy this virtual visit:

Here's a list of good children's books about fall. And here's a list of recommended adult fall releases.

What's your favorite thing about fall?
Fall on my street, late September 2012 (despite the incorrect date on the photo)


  1. Jane,
    Thanks for the video of Spearfish Canyon. I've never been there, and I have not thought of the Black Hills as a fall color destination. (I don't know why, out-of-sight, out-of-mind? Taking our state for granted?) Thanks for showing me how beautiful it is there in the fall! But, I agree that even in Sioux Falls the colors are beautiful!

  2. Thanks for stopping by, Debbie. Spearfish Canyon is beautiful in every season! But beauty is all around us if we have eyes to see it. Happy fall!

  3. Hi Jane,
    I really enjoyed your beautiful pictures and the video. Yes, I agree with you. Autumn is a fleeting season and it is changing day by day. I hope it last longer.
    I am surrounded with beautiful solors too.

  4. Thanks for stopping by, beagleAnnie. Let's appreciate every day this fall!