Exploring Nature One Step At A Time

Hiking the Autumn Forest Trails Of West Mountain

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A gray day greets me as I head out the door and I wonder if the impending storm will arrive a day early.  The West Mountain autumn landscape I photographed the day before from Hot Springs Mountain was glorious.  I knew I would have to hike among the beautiful leaves before the storm blew through.  As I near the the Oak Trail I feel as if I have entered a painting.  It appears that every autumn color possible is a part of the mosaic of Leaves.

Along the Oak Trail I am surrounded by Leaves of gold glowing in the intermittent sunlight. The Twins, two large Trees rising from a single trunk are both topped with a full plum of yellow Leaves. An orange Gulf Fritillary Butterfly is searching the last remnants of the goldenrod that are now going to seed.

Dotting the landscape are lovely purple Asters, they are a beautiful contrast against the rust Leaves covering the Forest floor.  The glorious purple blossoms lead me along the West Mountain Trail to the top and onto the Sunset Trail.  A lovely Orange Sulphur Butterfly is trying to camouflage itself on a yellowing Leaf.  As I look up I again see a sundog cloud formation in the clearing sky.  I never tire of seeing the beautiful rainbow effect as the sunlight touches the clouds.

It was another beautiful morning hiking in the Mountains, thank you for coming to my blog and joining me on my hike.

Love to ALL!
Lee

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3 responses

  1. Even on a gray day, beautiful shots. 18 thumbs up. Love ur LH Rick x0x0x0x

    November 9, 2011 at 7:55 pm

  2. D Sicre

    Absolutely stunning. Thanks too 4 taking the time 2 convey blog essence in emails.

    November 11, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    • Thank You for your kind words and taking the time to view my blog.
      Kindest Thoughts and Wishes,
      Lee

      November 11, 2011 at 4:20 pm

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