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Early Autumn

When an early autumn walks the land
and chills the breeze
and touches with her hand
the summer trees,
perhaps you'll understand
what memories I own.

Early Autumn, lyrics by Johnny Mercer

Actually this was last autumn but that Mercer tune has been bugging me for days.

Autumn in the Smokys might well be below par this year. It was too warn this September and we have had little or no rain for two months. Yesterday near the top the Buckeyes were already brown and the birches are prematurely yellow. In the lower elevations I saw dogwoods and tulip trees going brown and losing leaves already. If we get some rain in the next few days and the weather stays cool without a freeze, there may still be hope for the middle elevations. I'm not throwing in the towel yet.

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Matylda Lempel-Chareza Photography08-Nov-2005 09:42
Very nice ,Buz !
Guest 30-Sep-2005 17:45
Slightly more than a hint of color, yet less vibrancy than what's to come. This is the magic moment of autumn where the possibility of beauty fills my soul with life and energy, and what a perfectly captured moment this image represents. Thanks.
shatterbug30-Sep-2005 08:24
Great autumn landscape!
Guest 30-Sep-2005 03:34
Wow, beautiful colors! Very nice!
Cindy Flood30-Sep-2005 03:04
I hope you get your wish for a beautiful color season. You captured it beautifully last year. It is amazing how many wonderful colors are in this one photo of trees.
Guest 30-Sep-2005 01:58
Beautiful autumn colors!!
Breland30-Sep-2005 00:50
Awesome fall color no matter when it was taken.
Elaine (etfitz)30-Sep-2005 00:13
Beautiful colors!
Bob Foisel29-Sep-2005 23:38
Nice and simple, but beautiful
Gayle P. Clement29-Sep-2005 19:18
Very beautiful, Buz. Fall color is wonderful but the Smokies are beautiful even without it.
Johnny JAG29-Sep-2005 19:04
If this is below par I can't wait to see it get better.
NealyBob29-Sep-2005 18:58
Very nice, the fall colors are beautiful.
Beverly Wickersham29-Sep-2005 16:00
Very nice, Buz.
Bryan Murahashi29-Sep-2005 15:16
Beautiful fall colors. Nice shot.
Coleen Perilloux Landry29-Sep-2005 13:54
Beautiful, Buz. I also like the vertical lines of the little tree trunks.
Sheila29-Sep-2005 13:12
Lovely painterly image Buz.
I like the quote too.
Guest 29-Sep-2005 13:00
Beautiful autumn colours.. :o) We'll keep our fingers crossed for you Buzz. :o) who knows rain comes these coming days.. :o)
J. Scott Coile29-Sep-2005 12:42
No better painter or painting! I hate the off years. Thank God for years of memories and slides :)
Bill Miller29-Sep-2005 12:22
I like the colours in this picture, lovely...
Herb 29-Sep-2005 12:13
Nice shot
Guest 29-Sep-2005 11:56
You managed a superb "photo art" painting inspite of the below par handicap:))
Awesome viusal and compo Buz
gets my vote!