Today is another amazing day here in southern Ohio. It’s Indian Summer. Near my house is a bike trail that spans from the Kentucky border to Lake Erie. The trail has many different names and crosses many lovely small towns.
South Lebanon is just a few miles from my house and the trail runs next to the little town. I took a short one mile walk on the trail sandwiched between trees and along side the Little Miami river. The scenery was a mix of barren, green, yellow and orange trees. There was a light breeze and leaves were falling like gigantic snow flakes. There were a few people about. Some were running, some walking and some with their four legged pals.
On one side of me, the light was shining through the trees adding a pattern of sun and fallen leaves onto the path. On the other side, just passed a line of trees and down a steep embankment, the Little Miami river played me a song of rushing water over rocks. It is indeed one of my favorite tunes. It was a magnificent walk. One in which, you think to yourself, “Isn’t it great to be alive.”
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superb photographs…you have summed up autumn perfectly.
Thanks smackedpentax. Glad you liked.
Wonderful colorful time !
Thank you nuvofelt.
I am jealous – what great colors! Our trees here in CA are just starting to turn but I feel this summer’s drought and an early storm won’t get me great pictures like you’ve just taken. Great shots!
They said that about here a few years ago and we still had lots of color. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you.
Ah, living in Florida now…I really do miss watching the leaves change colors (not enough to go back to a state with winters, though). Beautiful!
Thanks Kitt. It’s in the 70’s here this week.
Fourth photo from the top, the avenue of trees… stopped me in my tracks I just had to stare at it.. colour composition… GREAT PHOTO!!!
Thanks kiwidutch. It’s a beautiful trail.
Your trail is so much natural and prettier than my local one. Next time i go to the park to work out, I’ll be thinking of these images. Which are great as usual. No surprise there though :p
Where is it that you live again?
Queens, New York.
That’s right. I lived in Forest Hills and Kew gardens when I was a flight attendant for Delta.
What a great trail; I’d love to run it!
That’s beautiful! I grew up on the West Coast, so I don’t have a lot of experience with Fall colours being anything other than green and grey (it rains a lot there). Great pictures!
But the West Coast is so beautiful in so many ways. And you can drive one hour and have snow, autumn and summer.
Honestly, I was plenty happy with a minute’s walk: http://i.imgur.com/pHMIt.jpg
I would love to see what you could do with a day at the beach!
I especially like Ray of Light, Seth.
Thanks. Glad you enjoy.
How fortunate for you to have such lovely views almost out of your front door. Ohio really is a lovley state. The trail you took is pretty. You did the scenery justice with your great eye for photography. All that you posted here were a delight to my eyes.
Glad you liked. Ohio is quite nice.
Good stuff sethsnap, it certainly is the time of year to keep us busy is it not?
Yes. But I can always stay busy taking pics.
Best time of year: crunchy underfoot and a feast for the eyes. Looks like a great trail.
Yes agree thanks.
The photos are so nice … Here in Canada’s capital, the colours of the leaves are changing too. It’s like a breath of “fresh air” before the upcoming winter. Lovely colours! You bring them out nicely!
Thanks. I’ve never been to Ottawa. Would like to one day.
These are such beautiful Fall images! Thank you for sharing them with us.
Glad I could.
Well, considering we just received our first “winter storm” here in Calgary, your “trail” is very beautiful….
Wow. It’s unseasonably warm here. May hit 80 today.
I will remind myself of that when I’m out shovelling the sidewalk tomorrow…enjoy the warmth!
Yikes.. That does not sound good but soon enough we’ll be doing the same.
Sooo beautiful! I can almost breathe the fresh air and smell the leaves. I love the way you take us for a walk in the telling too.
Thank you. It was a very nice stroll.
That picture of the trail is gorgeous…they all are, but that one really is my favorite.
Thanks. In part two they’ll be more.
As always , awesome 🙂
Glad you like. 🙂
here in North Wales we’re currently LOVING gorgeous autumn hues and you captured them beautifully; am imaging a dog walk along your trail……good for the soul ^-^
Great photos ^_^
Hoping oneday i could experience this kind season (fall)… 🙂
Thanks for sharing…
Thanks Crazy Frog
Nice shots. Great colours.
Thanks 🙂 Glad you like.
I’d like to especially comment on “The Trail” and “Covered.” Growing up in Western PA, not far from where you are, I have vivid memories of past fall seasons. “The Trail” brought many of them back…but it was the photo “Covered” that, when I looked at it I could suddenly “hear” the sounds of walking through the leaves–the shuffling sound, the gentle crunch of leaves underfoot. Thanks for that.
Thanks anasazi4st, glad I could bring a bit of home memories to you.
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Wonderful images. I think Autumn is probably the most beautiful of seasons. Your photos certainly communicate that for me. Thank you.
Thanks Don, I am glad you like.
Beautiful pictures! You can feel the crispness in the air just by looking at them!
Although Autumn in Britain is not as colourful, I managed to get a few pictures last weekend. Should post them soon…
Thanks Divya, I am glad you like.
The shapes and colors of autumn, brilliant . Thanks for sharing
You are welcome ocelot81.
It’s been a great year for fall colors here in New York… it looks like you’re experiencing the same! There really isn’t anything like getting out on the trail and letting nature get into your ears and eyes and skin.
Very true. Thanks!
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These photos are really beautiful, and the trail too. 🙂 You’re making me really want to go there. (which sadly would require a 17-or-something hour flight D: ) Where exactly is this again?
In southern Ohio, just north of Cincinnati.
Ah, ok. I’ll put that in a note in case I ever go to America (Ohio). Thanks 🙂
You’ve gotta just love the colors of nature. these are beautiful examples!
Colors, smells. Everything.
Beautiful set. If I had pick a favorite, it would be one of the trail itself – leaves on the ground, a colorful canopy overhead.
Just beautiful. I wish we had such a spectacular turning of the seasons here in Australia, but still, Autumn is my favourite season.
Thanks desertrose7. I am glad I could bring a bit of Ohio fall to your part of the world.
hi seth, thank you for sharing the beauty of fall …
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed. 🙂
I love trees! These are very beautiful!
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