One thing that I like about Fall is its beauty can extend down to the ground. Fallen leaves that scatter around on the ground can also be so pretty. Those still bright and colorful fallen leaves help amplify the beauty the scene.
Some say Fall is the second Spring. I think I agree to that but I also feel Fall moves at a faster pace, is more dramatic and has a bit of sadness. Perhaps that is how a great thing should end, likes a great firework show that ends with quick bursts of grand explosion…
I do not feel like fall has started. It seems like summer does not want to leave and fall does not want to come. Fall actually has been moving right along. Leaves are falling everywhere but they do not quite remind me of the season. I was expecting to see more of flowers of fall – Mums. They seem to be in hiding or actually seem to not strive well (or at least around the neighborhood here) this year. Fews still try, however.
Into The Darkness
Daisy Mums and A Bumble Bee
Hope you find small enjoyment of changing season wherever you are.
The Yates Mill County Park in NC is off to the south of Raleigh, the capital of NC. The park is full of natural beauty that draws many photographers ranging from family to serious wild life photography.
The Park features the only remaining gristmill in Wake County. The old mill on Steep Hill Creek that we today call Yates Mill has stood on its foundation since the 1750s, despite disasters including floods, hurricanes, war and neglect. Today the mill is fully restored and operable.
Fall season brings even more colors to the park.
Bush of weeds or grass grow around the packing area of the park.
There are old gears, wheels etc. laid around the I guess they are old part of the mill.
A small creek leads to the wood near the mill.
The mill sits near the lake which is the center of the park.
Trees over the mirror like lake surface.
The lake at the center of the park.
Wooden area around the park.
Lotus grow under the tree shade.
These are trees along the sidewalk. I walk pass them everyday. Most of the time, I do not notice them. They’re just there; blend into the surroundings. Fall season makes them noticeable again. The leaves on them change color, so colorful and eventually fall off. They turn into leafless trees and … unnoticeable again.
Fall season is starting. The leaves are changing colors. The sun light even feels much gentler. These are beautiful sights of fall. It is a nice way from the nature to say good-bye before a seemingly lifeless of winter.