Craving yellow, red and orange

Now that we are well into November, I’m really craving fall leaves. Normally, Brett and I would have taken a trip in early October to see fall leaves. Last year we were in Boston and the the year before in Utah and we saw a lot of yellow and orange. Here in central Florida, we don’t really see fall leaves until late December if that and this year we just had day trips close to home. I was looking through some old folders and found these pictures of the leaves in the north Georgia mountains. Years ago Brett and I were visiting relatives and went hiking at Amicalola Falls State Park. It’s about an hour north of Atlanta so it was easy to get there. It hadn’t been raining for a while so there wasn’t much water coming over the falls but the leaves were amazing.

Happy Thanksgiving!

SkyWatch Friday

Fall throwback

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In 2010 Brett and I went to Atlanta in early November to celebrate his 50th birthday with his family. The weather was perfect and the leaves were at their fall peak colors. We spent a day hiking Amicalola Falls in north Georgia. We took his niece and nephew with us and hiked the main trail and then up the 600+ stairs to get to the top of the falls. We made a lot of stops along the way to take pictures. Nathaniel was taking a break on the stairs and taking pictures of the water. After having a snack and walking around the top of the falls, we headed back down. The color of the leaves were amazing and I look back on this day with awe. Not only for the leaves but did we really climb all those stairs?  It would probably be a little harder to do 6 years later. Since Brett’s family moved down here we rarely get to Atlanta. I think I need to plan a trip next fall to re-climb those stairs.