Sunday, November 11, 2007

fall color...


Although the drought was expected to decrease the amount of color we get to enjoy on typical fall days in northern Georgia my wife and I found that there was still plenty to enjoy this past week. We went last Monday to Vogel State Park up in Union County.

As you can see by the above picture there were still plenty of yellows, reds, and oranges to go around! Although Monday's are not the typical 'off' day for folks I was surprised that we were the only people we saw on our 7 mile hike on the trails at Vogel! That certainly made this picture quite difficult to take of my wife and I. But after some persistence and quick feet on this rock I was able to get 1 picture taken for the two of us. Who knows, it might make our Christmas card. We will have to see.

We had a great afternoon at Vogel. After our hike we were kind of in that awkward time area where if we left we would have been stuck in city traffic when we got back toward Atlanta. So after the hike we took a beautiful drive along the Richard B. Russell By-way through the mountains and over to Helen, GA. As you can see by this picture, the view was absolutely breathtaking.

We strolled through downtown Helen for a bit although most of the places were closed because it was the day after Oktoberfest ended. Everyone was in recovery mode! :-)

So, if you are afraid that there are no leaves to see this year you would be mistaken. Although the drought delayed their turning and might shorten their burst of color my wife and I were not disappointed.

To keep up with the latest on the leaves you can always check out Laura Huckabee's Leaf Report every Thursday at 4pm on CBS46. If you miss it, just check it out here.

Have a great week!


--Chris

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