Plumas National Forest
"After the keen still days of September,
the October sun filled the world with mellow warmth...
the maple tree in front of the doorstep burned
like a gigantic red torch.
The oaks along the roadway glowed yellow and bronze.
The fields stretched like a carpet of jewels,
emerald and topaz and garnet.
Everywhere she walked the color shouted and sang around her...
In October any wonderful unexpected thing might be possible."
~Elizabeth George Speare
The Witch Of Blackbird Pond
Plumas... At last!
I have planned to visit Plumas County in recent years, but something always seemed to get in the way, but this year I finally made it back! My last visit was in 2012, and it was amazingly beautiful that year, but yesterday was something completely different! It was a side of autumn that even I haven't seen before, it was breathtaking!
It was really cold, and it was pouring rain, and the wind was blowing hard, but I didn't care! I just immersed myself in my photography, and took it all in like I had never seen, or tasted or felt autumn before. I guess because I hadn't! Autumn leaves are as individual as fingerprints, and as those leaves fall gently to the earth, I know, I will never see them exactly the same again!
The life of a leaf is like that of a butterfly. So brief, their lives are so delicate, and each one is so beautiful in it's uniqueness.The leaf and the butterfly both begin their time on earth so strong, and then after a while they pass away. Quietly. With only a whisper, flutter and then a sigh. And if we are very lucky, we will see one float by on a perfect autumn day! Like yesterday.
Plumas Gallery 2016
Leaf Of The Day
October 16th 2016