Picture of the day -
October 12, 2006
Autumn Leaves On The Virginia Creeper Trail
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As autumn began to arrive in southwestern Virginia, I noticed
that many of the leaves were falling from the trees before they had
changed color - which usually means that the fall colors are going
to be somewhat less spectacular than usual. But a few days ago
Cheria and drove up to
and discovered that the trees up there were "blooming" quite nicely.
Yesterday evening I went for a walk on the other end of the
Virginia Creeper Trail hoping to find the same beautiful colors.
I parked at the trail head in Abingdon and began walking up the
trail, snapping pictures as I went. I did see plenty of colorful
autumn leaves, but sadly, most of them were lying on the ground.
Apparently the Abingdon to
Watauga section of the trail is going to
be a little bland this year...
But there is good news as well - the Creeper Trail is gorgeous any
time of year regardless of the color of the leaves! God has truly
blessed our region with one of the most scenic hiking and biking
trails in the entire world. I guess He simply decided to give us
something a little different this year, and I thoroughly enjoyed
seeing His latest masterpiece!
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