Thursday, October 21, 2010

Fall moves in


The asters are fading fast, but the maples on north and east facing slopes are ablaze in color these days. Super dry conditions and other factors have left much of the Ozarks with a less-than-spectacular fall again this year; even the white oaks are skipping that remarkable maroon stage and turning a muddy brown. The Gasconade River Hills, however, are in peak fall color, and the drive to Hermann is lovely.



2 comments:

beetlesinthebush said...

I'll be hiking the southernmost section of the Ozark Trail on Saturday. Chance of rain, but it looks like this long-planned date might hit the peak color right on the dot.

Allison Vaughn said...

oh, what a beautiful section of the OT! I can't remember the last time I went on an actual recreational hike (wow, that's sad...).
Rain, schmain, it's supposed to blow through fast!
May you find big acorns!