Truth of the matter is I’ve already fallen for fall. Ever since I was a little girl it has been my favorite season. Crisp cool nights, changing leaves and in North Idaho the most beautiful landscapes. Most people stay indoors during this time of year fearing the impending cold which makes it even nicer for the die-hard locals to get out and enjoy God’s creation without the hordes of tourists. I though I’d share a little bit of the wonder with you.
The last Oak! What a spectacle she makes. The Oak tree is the last to disrobe, often hanging on to most of her leaves even after the color has gone. The gray vestages will remain, clinging on until Spring when a brand new veil replaces them. She is a shy beauty!
Darling little farm house in my neighborhood. This home and barn have been here since the turn of the century.
The family that homestead still lives in the area.
Of all the trees of the forest the Tamarack is my favorite. It is a specimen that brings surprise and intrigue. Technically part of the evergreen family, the Tamarack does not stay ever-green. This time of year the needles turn orange and then yellow finally dropping off leaving a skeleton that appears dead.
Can you spot them scattered across the mountain?
Spring brings a surprise with the most brilliant shade of chlorophyll green
You might have spotted the apple tree in the picture above. Here is a close up of the ancient sweets source. This tree is most likely more than one hundred years old and is loaded with apples that will drop and feed the deer.
I hope you’ve enjoyed the tour. What is your favorite time of year and why? If you’d like write a post or upload your own pictures and leave the link. I will gladly pop over to see your favorite season!