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Day Trippin' - Fall Foliage

Discussion in 'The Living World' started by SalixIncendium, Oct 18, 2020 at 9:26 AM.

  1. SalixIncendium

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    So I left the apartment at around 10:30 yesterday morning and decided to take a day trip to look at fall foliage. I left Cleveland headed east, turned south in Erie, and found myself in Cook Forest. I ended up logging roughly 400 miles yesterday.

    I didn't take any pictures; just took in the beautiful views and colors. After a stressful week at work, it was a very relaxing and decompressing experience. I found myself smiling at some of the views I saw.

    I highly recommend this for people who don't mind being in a car all day.

    Anyone else explore the autumn colors this year?
     
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  2. Vinayaka

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    We drove around upstate New York a few years back when we drove back from Toronto. (Toronto to Cleveland via Rochester, then Cleveland to Grand Rapids, then to Milwaukee via Chicago) Very colourful indeed, this time of year. You guys have so many bi-ways. Ours was nice about 3 weeks ago. Today is -8 or so, but me and Boss are still going for the Sunday morning walk.
     
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  3. Lyndon

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    Was raised in Cleveland, beautiful ring of forest parks around the city
     
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    Poor you.
     
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    You passed through my home town. Here, along the shoreline, the leaves are still a bit green because of the warm lake water. But inland they are just about getting to their peak colors. Soon we'll have a big wind/rain storm, and they'll all be gone.
     
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    My wife and I have taken several trips up to Wisconsin to see the wave of color changes come south. The colors have finally gotten down to our neck of the woods. If it wasn't rainy today, we'd be out and doing another 'color trip'.
     
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    At least once a week i take a walk into the forest so i see the changes progress. Although we are into some browns it's still mostly darkening green*, we have not yet got the gorgeous reds, yellows and golds which i expect within the next few days.

    Watching nature in its benign glory is a wonderful way to unwind?

    * Tricky to get much darker, the forest is mostly oak which is pretty dark at the best of times
     
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    We had a good life and my dad got a very good education.
     
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    It certainly is the best time of year for country walks.
    Autumn Forest.jpg
     
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    It was a pot shot at Salix. I'm sure all cities of America are fine places. Some are just more prone to satirical criticism. We manged to visit two Hindu temples there, in the 14 or so hours we had, 8 of those sleeping.
     
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    upload_2020-10-18_9-16-10.jpeg The beautiful Edmonton.
     
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    not really, it went from nice and green to dead in a short time, there is now snow on everything...the big birch just let its leaves fall today...on the snow...which is kind of a neat effect....but no nice autumn color riots this year
     
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    Yes, on Friday. I went for a walk, completing the last leg of the Capital Ring: Capital Ring Walk, which is a route all the way round London, where possible through the numerous parks and commons with which Greater London is blessed. This leg was 7 miles, from Woolwich Ferry to Eltham, neither of them very salubrious neighbourhoods, but with surprising amounts of green space, if you know where to find it. It was quite hilly, with a lot of grassy slopes and woods with trees on the turn.

    So now I have walked all the way round. Rather nice to connect up all the places and landmarks I know, sometimes from unusual points of view. And in fact a chance to reminisce about all the places in and around London where I have lived, over the years.
     
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    The wife and I went out last weekend and drove a scenic route through Steven's Pass so that we could go leaf looking. It was a very relaxing drive :). I love looking at the fall foliage: Ambers, Oranges, Reds, and Golds, all gorgeous colors.
     
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    My children say their first snow in Iowa... :) What autumn?
     
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    They haven't arrived here yet. We seem to have more evergreens than broadleaf around here.
     
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    Now we are cooking
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