A BITTERSWEET DAY AT BUSHY RUN

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2008

 

I TITLED THIS PAGE THAT BECAUSE THE WOODS WERE SIMPLY HUNG

WITH MASSES OF BITTERSWEET IN SEVERAL AREAS. I'D NEVER SEEN SO

MUCH WILD BITTERSWEET ALL AT ONCE EVER BEFORE.

 

CLICK HERE TO GO TO OUR SUMMER WALK OF THE SAME TRAILS

CLICK HERE FOR THE RE-ENACTMENT OF THE BATTLE OF BUSHY RUN

CLICK HERE FOR PICTURES OF SINGLE LEAVES I TOOK DURING THIS WALK TODAY.

CLICK HERE FOR THIS WALK IN WINTER WHITE

 

 

This was the first section of bittersweet we came to as we started along the trail. The bittersweet down here near the

creekbed had more berries but fewer leaves, whereas the masses up at the top of the hill were vibrant yellow with leaves

but the berries mostly hadn't opened yet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is actually a very, very steep path that we usually come down (but didn't this time) though it

looks perfectly flat in this shot. I'm standing at the base of it looking up.

 

 

 

Right here is always my favorite scene because of the tall trees and the way the ones on the right

lean over it. The path is going up hill here, too, though not quite as steeply at the other one. I took

this same picture on our summer walk.

 

 

 

 

As autumn was getting past its prime, a lot of leaves had fallen and I loved the way the path was completely

coated in them, love the crunch of them underfoot (one of my favorite sounds).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some of the stone flour sacks that mark the battlesite.

 

 

 

Back into bittersweet areas again, here on the left with sassafras on the right.

 

 

A tangle of green privet, yellowing bittersweet, and red dogwood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orange sassafras, red dogwood, and yellow bittersweet

 

 

 

Bittersweet framed by sassafras

 

 

 

Red dogwood flanked by yellow tulip poplar on the left, bittersweet on the right

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All this yellow is bittersweet

 

 

Bittersweet overwhelming a sassafras

 

 

Most of this is bittersweet, too

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking back up the trail we were coming down

 

 

Even brown oak leaves have their own particular beauty

 

 

 

BACK TO JO'S OTHER PLACE

BACK TO AN AUTUMN FARM ON THE WAY

BACK TO UPHILL AT DUFF IN AUTUMN

BACK TO AUTUMN BY MY HOUSE

BACK TO DOES A LEAF HAVE A TALE? PART ONE

BACK TO DOES A LEAF HAVE A TALE? PART TWO

BACK TO IF I SHOULD WALK AN HOUR ALONE

BACK TO WELLINGTON AUTUMN

BACK TO SUNLIT WATER

BACK TO THE VIEW FROM THE SUMMIT

BACK TO AUTUMN OUT MY CAR WINDOW

BACK TO VICTORIAN BELLEFONTE

BACK TO WASHINGTON WAS EVERYWHERE!