A change in the season

I grew up in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. This time of year – early October – the foliage in the Smokies is glorious. Red, orange, gold, and burgundy, the color spectrum is truly stunning. The very air seems to change to a richer shade of blue.

Aside from the mountains (the highest point in Florida is an ear-popping 345 feet above sea level), it’s that change in the foliage that I miss the most.

Very few trees in the region of the Sunshine State where I live actually have fall colors. The pine trees and broad-leaved evergreens like magnolias are sorta boring in the fall. There are ways to distinguish the seasons in Florida, there are subtle color changes.

Fall is still my favorite season, and the colors of autumn the most beautiful

Photos shot with a Nikon D60, using an 18-55mm, 55-200mm, 20mm f/2.8 wide-angle, 50mm f/1.8 prime lens, Nikon CoolPix S205 and/or iPhone4)

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  1. Sigh. Nothing like the Smokies in the fall. I’m ashamed at how I took it for granted when I lived there…

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  2. Nice pictures. Tennessee and Florida two different places especially if you are used to cooler weather.

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  3. That shot of the acorns is exquisite.

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  4. I agree, fall colors are beautiful but I love spring!
    Here in Finland autumn/winter is too long and dark. Can’t wait January – a hope of new again! 🙂 Have a good week!

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  5. So pretty and enchanting! Especially those mushrooms and that bark!

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  6. Like you picked up your palette.
    I feel like I have Bald Eagle vision.

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  7. your talent never ceases to amaze me. these photos are stunning and completely fall like. i especially love the bark shot 🙂

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  8. Absolutely adore the acorns! They just say ‘fall is here!’ and the vibrant yellow of the leaf is gorgeous! Well done 🙂

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  9. Oh how I love the Smokies.

    Gorgeous, gorgeous photos!

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  10. I love the angles of everything!

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