Sunday, November 3, 2013

The 48 hours when autumn peaked in my Kentucky county

post #162
       This week's post is all about 48 hours of trees and color, Wednesday and Thursday.  By coincidence, I had plans to meet two close friends for lunch in Prestonsburg -- two hours away -- on Wednesday.  However, I barely made it out of our driveway because it turns out that was the day fall peaked.  It was beautiful everywhere.  But, even with all the driving I did -- and it was all exhilerating -- nothing was any more beautiful that day than our driveway. 
       So please excuse me if I share too much fall foliage today and next week as well.  I am not trying to be competitive, truly, but we did have a very amazing two days -- followed by a front passing through with strong winds and .62 inches of rain overnight....

This is where the driveway opens up, close to the house I am leaving for the day.

halfway out, looking back at where I had come from

a second look

by the side of the driveway

Because I stopped and got out of the car, I happened upon an unusual sight and one which turned out to be very brief, since the wind soon blew the web away.  I am thrilled with these three found moments.

I continued out to the road, looking left,

and looking up, while stopped,

looking out again, when the driveway crosses the pipeline area,
looking left before turning right and heading to Prestonsburg,

and passing the neighbor's fields and woods along the road.
      More next week. I have to confess I went a little bonkers with my camera despite some challenging weather conditions.  All these photos are made during that one day, the day  before Hallowe'en.  
      Speaking of Halloween, I want to add this colorful photo of the season:
Lovely Mary!  Great colors on you!

     I am now going out for a short walk, before it gets too dark (earlier than yesterday.)  I'm glad to be able to share these wonders with whomever makes it here to this post!

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