Whiney wine red, lip puckering lemon yellow, cosmic neon orange...

Highlands Travel Blog

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As I traveled the roads of Northern Tennessee, Georgia and North Carolina, I was struck, AWE*struck at the shades of color unfolding before my eyes. Colors without names, vibrant in hue, outlandish by design,unbelievable in scope...to try and describe them here with these letters typed in the form of "words" would prove, as my dear brother always says, ridiculous!

Growing up in Austin, "fall" consisted primarily of one color... BROWN...now you may get various shades of BROWN... but BROWN nonetheless...BROWN symbolized a hard, exhaustingly hot and long... never-thought-it-would-end summer. September came and at the first hint of cooler weather, you could find people venturing outside to begin the chore of raking...BROWN leaves...

BROWN leaves are crunchy and dry, not like the soft, tender, moisture rich leaves I admired in these northern regions.

BROWN leaves can not be preserved well betwixt pages in a book, nor can you glue them down well on paper, becuase they crumble into a million disjointed pieces...the leaves from the north were lush, delicate, but more flexible...and yes. I saved a few in a book I was reading. Perhaps I will make a autumn scene with them once they dry...maybe hang them up in my RV, glue them down on paper to make a greeting card...so many possibilities!

Blessings have surrounding me on my journey, timing has been on my side, I was very fortunate to witness the changing of seasons in one of the most spectacular of locations in our great country...my wish for you is that one day you will be able to as well! 

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