Gut Rumbles
 

October 07, 2004

autumn leaves

I like to go up into the north Georgia mountains every fall, usually in late October. I enjoy seeing the trees with their leaves glowing in brilliant colors, like day-glow paint. I don't see a lot of that where I live. We have too many pine trees and oaks that DON'T change colors in the fall.

I hope we catch the leaves in full splendor at Blogtoberfest in Helen. I think we might be a couple of weeks early, but I'm going and hoping for the best. We've had a lot of rain up there this year, and usually that's good for making fall colors. In dry seasons, the leaves just say "fuck it!" and hit the ground as quickly as they can.

Fall is campfire weather, fireplace weather and football weather. I still remember Saturday mornings and going outside in the fall as a boy, dressed in sweatshirt and jeans, and hearing the THUMP of somebody kicking a football as I hopped on my bicycle to go join the game.

Yeah. I like fall.

Comments

all of the leaves just say "fuck it" and hit the ground around here. SE Texas goes from summer right to a very mild winter with no colorful autumn in between. it's a damn shame. I miss Michigan this time of year.

Posted by: girl on October 7, 2004 09:52 AM

This is one of the few areas where we Yankees have the advantage...there is NOTHING like autumn in New England. We're about a week away from peak color where I live in NH and this weekend will be spent enjoying the last bit of indian summer.

We should have fuckin snow by Halloween.

Posted by: Chablis on October 7, 2004 10:01 AM
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