Autumn Scenery

It’s starting to get colder and the outdoor scenery is really changing. Taking a morning walk requires a little more preparation now – a light jacket, maybe a scarf, and a pair of gloves. Stepping outside and feeling the brisk air really wakes you up! Here are some views from sidewalks and paths that show that it is suddenly the middle of autumn. The seasons change so quickly.

It is still chilly and a hot chocolate would be a good way to warm up – maybe later…

The walk is almost complete when a bright pop of color appears, but these leaves are on the ground, not on trees. It’s part of the fun of walking because you get to see unexpected things like this.

For more walks see the Jo’s Monday Walks series.

Cherry Blossoms

Here is a picture from a visit to the Cherry Blossom Festival two years ago in Washington D.C. It was a cold, overcast day but the cherry blossoms were in peak bloom and the entire area around the Tidal Basin looked like an enchanted forest. This one day spent among the lovely blossoms was simply unforgettable.

For the FOTD challenge.