Not ready for prime time foliage

I have to preface (in case the header didn’t clue you in) that the fall colors have been disappointing so far this year. Perhaps it could be the unusually warm fall.

Anyway, here’s my second stab at fall foliage, but I think this might be an off year, going mostly straight from green to brown. We’ll see.

touch of red

misty falls

boid

I wish I had a more powerful lens, cuz I had to crop and enlarge this quite a bit, and as you can see, it’s gotten a tad grainy. Someday when I grow up, maybe. 

haunted

This would make an excellent haunted house

other misty falls

This was generating a fair amount of mist, so I didn’t hang long for fear of ruining my camera.

yellow

orange oak

And them’s pretty much the highlights Oct. 30 in Cascade Park along the Black River in Elyria (a somewhat dingy town in Northeast Ohio). Hey, I’m just sayin’.

Maybe I’ll have better luck in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park/towpath area. Before the leaves all fall off.

And you know what comes next …

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Brandywine with the offspring

It only took me a week, but here is evidence of our trip to Brandywine Falls, ostensibly to see some fall foliage. Nature was not cooperating. The leaves had hardly begun changing, even though it’s mid-October.

But it’s always fun gathering with the offspring!

Matt and Linz

Brandywine falls.vert

lion cat

The Lion Cat stands watch over his garden, enduring the occasional pat on the head or scratch on the ear. 

flick

I flick you!

goat

owl rock

I found this painted rock in Elyria, hiding in plain sight outside the Chronicle. It is being hidden in plain sight here near Brandywine. Perhaps visitors have been too bedazzled by the waterfalls to notice this humble rock owl.

rock backside

 This cryptic inscription was found on the back.Scary Matt

Woolly

Woolly Woolly!

yeehaw

That’s all, folks!