Saturday, October 1, 2011


Autompne, is the Old French root word for autumn, later latinized as autumnus (according to Wikipedia). Or Fall, what they call it here in North America. With this seasonal new look and some shots I've taken in the last three years, I'd like to celebrate my (definite) favorite season of the year in these latitudes.

The passage of the Autumnal Equinox about a week ago, the sun moving South, the pumpkins lined up outside grocery stores -as well as the Fall beers hitting the shelves-, tree foliage starting to shed and change in color, acorns falling down, bucks shedding their velvet, and the amazing Fall weather starting to kick in... is that wonderful time of the year again! Enjoy these photos from the Washington, DC area and the Appalachian mountains.

This is a Hickory tree (Carya sp.), one of my favorites in the Fall.

Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.

Shenandoah River, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.

Spicebush (Lindera benzoin), Shenandoah National Park in Virginia.

Breaux Vineyards, Purcellville, Virginia.

Breaux Vineyards, Purcellville, Virginia.

If you live in the north temperate zone of the world, have a great Fall season!!


  1. How coincidental that while you were blogging about Appalachia in fall, I was hiking in Harper's Ferry and enjoying the NCTC.

    I definitely look forward to some good fall hiking and Oktoberfest beers-- maybe we can enjoy some of those together sometime.

    It'd be great to plan an AWS retreat, just a weekend out in a cabin by a river that is cleaner than ours. :P