On the weekends, my beloved and I try to take at least one nice long walk together (meaning more than just to the end of the street and back.) We’ve been doing 3- to 6- mile stretches, most often on some local tree-lined trails. Last week, everything was still mostly green, with a little yellow and brown mixed in, because it’s been a fairly dry Summer.
This past week we had some heavy rains, a break in the temperature, and some winds. When we hit the trail this morning, we noticed a new color in the palette – red. First, we noticed a few leaves and grasses had changed:
Then we saw whole plants that were turning red:
Even some of the mushrooms and toadstools have taken on a reddish hue!
When we got home, I checked the Burning Bush trees on either side of my lawn – and sure enough, they’re starting to turn as well!
But the best red I saw all day was our hummingbird feeders. Autumn may be coming, but the hummingbirds haven’t migrated yet! They were out on our porch all afternoon!
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This post was written in response to a Travel Theme challenge from Ailsa at wheresmybackpack. This week’s theme is Red. To see what makes other bloggers see red, click here.