Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Western Augusta County ... early leaf color

Early leaf color in western Augusta County.

Rode out to western Augusta County today to check out the Marble Valley forest fire and national forest back roads. Some early leaf color is on the mountain slopes, a reminder of what will occur over the next three-to-four weeks. A month from now most trees will be bare of leaves.We met up with some federal forestry people who updated us on the fire ... first hand news was good since I was writing a post for the Washington Examiner. Cooler temps and the smell of the woods and fallen leaves made for a perfect autumn day.

There are several other forest fires in the national forests. I don't know which one we can smell at our house but the wood smoke smells like a campground.

It's fall in the Shenandoah Valley....

Photo by Lynn R. Mitchell
28 September 2010

1 comment:

Joy Jackson said...

We smelled the fire on Saturday afternoon all the way over here in Staunton.