This week the leaves have really started to turn. When I was young, I was always told that they change color after the first frost. I do not believe we had a hard frost yet, although in the mountains they may have. But also, I read that the green goes away in relation to the amount of daylight. SO what is the facts?. I guess I need to “”google”” that!

Whatever the facts are, it is still a beautiful time of year. Everyday, I see more and more shades of reds and oranges popping all over. This shot was taken overlooking Big Wood Lake with I believe Bald Mountain in the background.
We took a ride too today to explore the color and they are definitely out there but I think this is a prettier shot but then again, I am a little partial to the lake view.

It cannot be time for fall foliage yet, can it?

We had to go to Greenville yesterday to take Murphy to the vet (that is another story) and I could not believe my eyes…on the way to Rockwood, the leaves were already starting to change. Isn-t this still August?

Maybe this means an early winter?

August 31…Well, yes, our red maples here at Cozy Cove Cabins are also starting to turn. I guess I just did not notice that.

Leaves are falling

I think I can officially say the peak fall foliage is over….Well Over half the leaves on our trees have fallen.

The yellow and orange colors are still strong and even yesterday, when the lake was crystal calm, the color reflections off the lake were still intense. But the reds seems to be gone. 🙁

Today, Steve, Linda and myself, started the task of raking and picking up the leaves. Oh JOY! ❗ We know this is the first of many days of raking but are taking advantage of having his sister around to help.


Peak foliage here in the region is usually the 1st week in October, but it may be sooner this year!

I cannot believe that some leaves are beginning to change already, especially the red maples.

Pretty soon, the colors of orange and yellow and red will be mixed into the ever green of the pines.
All this against the blue clear skies.

I CAN-T WAIT 😛 as this is my favorite time of year.