Last Days of Fall

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After a hiatus from posting (the blog was transferred and updated to a new design), the fall season is rapidly coming to a close. Before the leaves completely disappear and it’s no longer fun to go outside without a few layers on,  here’s a highlight of the leaf season in Boise, ID. This year, since I couldn’t travel back east, I was on a search for great leaf peeping closer to home. Although the east coast easily beats out the west for fall foliage, Boise can hold its own. The color in the Treasure Valley was particularly vibrant this year as the colors slowly changed.

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Historic Harrison Blvd

Harrison Blvd

Harrison Blvd

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Not Too Far From Home 

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Camelsback Park

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Kathryn Albertson Park 

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And finally, just for kicks and giggles, here’s a silly tribute to the fall season: 

 

Autumn

The end of one phase and the start of a new,

As the weather changes to the winter blues,

But not before the autumn sun shines bright,

Making for an afternoon delight.

 

A wave of color radiates in many shades,

Orange, yellow, and red come forth in the fall crusade. 

Green leaves slowly start to fade away,

As the bared tree branches softly sway.

 

On the ground, the leaves happily dance,

Til’ the last leaf has fallen in a trance,

Crinkle and crackle is all you hear,

As the wind gently brushes against your ear.

 

Pumpkins, dried corn stalks, apples and hay bails abound

It’s that time of year when harvest comes around.

 

What a peaceful time of year to stroll,

To reflect with all your heart and soul, 

On the past year, good or bad,

On the memories you made and those to be had.

 

Not until next year will you see such transition of life, 

And a vibrant display of color so rife,

But as each year passes, so must the season, 

Fairwell to fall but for no other reason. 

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 What is your favorite time of year?  

 

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