One of my favorite things is the way that the trees change color to make the palette of the earth even more beautiful than normal. Everything that was once green turns yellow, pale green, red, orange, brown, and every tone in between. I grew up outside of Pittsburgh, so the foliage was everywhere – driving through the woody hillsides was one of my favorite after school activities around this time of year.
Great Lawn – ginko and sweetgum tree foliage
Bow Bridge – look east to the red maples
Literary Walk – the breeze brings the leaves down like snow
100th Street Pool – the reflection on the water is doubely beautiful
Belvedere Castle – red falls from the black tupelo trees
The Ramble – ginko leaves form a beautiful blanket
…you will likely find many other things amidst the foliage, but these things are better left in the trash bins. Please don’t be a litter bug!