People have been a bit sad over the ending of summer, but we’re forgetting the glorious colors of autumn. Already some of the trees, vines, and bushes are shifting into hues of scarlet, maroon, gold, orange, brilliant yellow. And don’t forget the breathtaking contrast with the pellucid blue skies of the season. So, I thought you might like a little preview of the beauties in store for us, courtesy of the reservoir in West Boylston and the hills around my home.
Right across the street from the stone church in West Boylston are some wonderful trails through the woods and around the reservoir. You can enjoy the calming umbers of fallen leaves in this flowing brook, with just a highlight of pine and hemlock green.
Or maybe you’re looking for something to make your eyes pop! Like the scarlet magnificence of this beauty, exquisitely contrasting with the greens shading into yellow, blending with the fiery oranges bursting from yellow – all against the compliment of that pure October sky.
Here is a more individualized look at one of those green-morphing-yellow tress. A maple, maybe? First the long shot.
Now, she’s ready for her close-up, Mr. DeMille!
Perhaps most beautiful of all is this panorama of the brilliant hues on the opposite shore, across an arm of the reservoir. Breathtaking, right?
And of course it’s no fun to take a walk through all this gorgeous scenery without someone to share it! Here’s my special companion. I’ll bet you can guess who.And look at that warm coat! Do you still remember how it feels to have a little nip in the air?
I don’t even have to go far from home to enjoy the fall finery. Look at some of the trees surrounding where I live.
Finally, there’s that wonderful October sky, pure blue with the graceful swirl of silver, grey, and white clouds. So, the coming autumn isn’t that bad, after all, is it?