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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Walking and Talking


The trails of Pinnacle Mountain were calling my name. Oh, not the trail that leads up the to the mountain peak which is over 1,000 feet of strenuous and rocky climbing, but the Arboretum trail which wanders through acres of plants and trees. It's still a little early here for fall colors, so most of the paths were covered in browns with the occasional scattering of reds and yellows under the maples.


My sister and I are doing a series of tree photos and we knew the Arboretum trail would give us a good variety of trees. We were not disappointed. 


There was some color, but you had to look up, way up to see it. Walking and looking up don't go well together! I was thankful that the paths were smooth or I would have been stumbling all over the place. I'm not quite as stable as we used to be!


I know I'm rushing things, but it really should be fall weather here. We were in the 90's today which broke a record. This is just not right!  We should be wearing jackets. We need a good frost and a good rain or our fall will be dull and brown. 


One of the trails we followed led to the banks of the Little Maumelle River. There was some pretty fall color reflecting in the water.


We were amazed at the height of the trees. The tree tops were gorgeous with the sun shining through the leaves. My favorite was the Cyprus trees. Their needle-like leaves seem to glow in the sun. 



It has been so dry here that the water in the river where the Cyprus grow is very low. The Cyprus knees, which help stabilize the massive trees and are normally in the water, were on dry land. These trees have been here a very long time, hopefully this drought will not cause any damage. I imagine they've seen drought years many times.


Although we didn't see a lot of fall colors, we did take a lot of pictures for our tree series and we did have a wonderful day of walking and sister talk. 

15 comments:

  1. Lovely! I'm afraid we may be heading toward a dull brown fall, too. :(

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  2. What a gorgeous outing you did with your sister! My favourite shot is number six: the reflections of surrounding nature. So your autumn is not true to form. Ours seems a little cooler than it has been for the past few years: a mixture of dull days and then rain. I can't really get out into the country, so I can't see what's happening. I shall be going down to the lake area in neighbouring France this coming weekend though.

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  3. I feel like I was there -walking and talking with you!

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  4. I am sure you will have lovely colors in the near future, looks lovely already.

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  5. such lovely images
    each one
    so inviting
    i would love to walk there
    wishing you autumn and just the right amount of rain

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  6. Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving a comment Cathy. Your walk through the trees was lovely and you captured some magnificent fall colours, especially when they can be found in a reflection.
    Isn't this just the best season for earthy scents and vibrant hues!

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  7. What a gorgeous set of images you have taken Cathy...I loved seeing them through your eyes...and especially the reflection in the water. When does the temperature drop and do you get frost where you live?

    I get that tippy feeling all the time when I try to take photos and walk , lol....not a good idea for me at all.

    Jen

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  8. What a gorgeous set of images you have taken Cathy...I loved seeing them through your eyes...and especially the reflection in the water. When does the temperature drop and do you get frost where you live?

    I get that tippy feeling all the time when I try to take photos and walk , lol....not a good idea for me at all.

    Jen

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  9. Your color may develop yet, Cathy. Ours was late this year and some trees were just getting crispy and dropping their leaves without turning first. Now it's coming on nicely and we do have some beautiful color. Still, how wonderful to be able to share a walk and a love of photography with your sister!

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  10. This was delightful. - You look like you're just starting into the fall colors but I so enjoyed your wonderful trees and photos of them. - It was great you did this with your sister and enjoyed your time together.

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  11. you really captured some beautiful images and i did not miss the color at all. i love trees and they never seem to get the attention they deserve!!!

    we are just starting to see some color here at the jersey shore and the temperatures have started to cool. i think they are predicting snow for north jersey, much further north than where i live.

    have a wonderful weekend!!!

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  12. A tree series how delightful! 90's in October oh yuck! We had such a lovely September, and even a little hot. I think everything is off by a month.

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  13. I just love your photos from your trail walk, Cathy! We are getting some color up here in PA, but things seem a bit muted this year. I hope to see more after this weekend when the temperatures are really going to drop. I've even heard whispers of snow a bit north of us :)

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  14. Lovely images - the trail is so pretty and you are lucky to have the autumn colours just around the corner. Our colours are over ...

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  15. Beautiful! We haven't had a chance to get up in the canyons to see the leaves this year. So many things to do.
    Sandy

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