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!