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Watch Out, Sunsets, You’ve Got Competition!

I love the colors of the sunset, but I have to admit that this time of year, they have some fierce competition from the beautiful colors of the fall foliage. I live within walking distance to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, so it’s easy for me to take a break during my day to sneak out and take in the changing colors as they unfold. Like the sunset, there is a new episode every day as the canvas of colors and density of leaves drastically changes.

So, to mix things up today, instead of sunset pictures, I thought I would share some of the pictures I took last fall. Unfortunately, my camera cannot capture the crisp fall air, the smell in the air, and the sound of crunching leaves beneath my feet, but a few cows and a flowing river make up for it (sort of!).

These trees and horses hang out at Hale Farm & Village in Bath, Ohio.

Fall Foliage at Hale Farm

horses and fall foliage

These beauties were taken in Peninsula, along the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Check out the sun glistening through the trees and on the water.

pretty and colorful fall leavessun filtering through trees

This is my favorite fall foliage scenic view spot for sweeping panoramic views of the Cuyahoga Valley from the Ledges at Virginia Kendall Park.

fall foliageView from the Ledges of Cuyahoga Valley National park

And then the fat lady sings, and we’re forced to look at naked trees for the next six months. Ugh, this time of year really is bittersweet. It is so beautiful for a few weeks, and then we are robbed of all our green leaves, the green grass turns brown, and the skies in northeast Ohio turn gray! In this case it really isn’t a fat lady, but an obese, ugly, old man winter who is singing the blues. I can only wish for a few more Indian summer days to sustain me through the coming months.

fall color

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