Kentucky's fall colors are amazing. Fall is perhaps the most spectacular of all four seasons in Kentucky.
My eyes delight in autumnal bursts of vibrant, rustic colors. Although the leaves may be dying, drifting slowly to the ground, there is something hopeful about crisp, fall air.
Autumn begins with subtle changes in light, a darkening of the evening hours, and a definitive hint of imminent change.
Before fall's demise Jack Frost inevitably makes his first visit, delighting my children with our sparkling lawn.
There is such beauty in the golden hues of fall, a hidden promise in the fading and wilting happening all around us.
As summer fades and the days grow short, some complain about feeling blue. For me, the trees light up the streets, the fields, the rivers, lifting my spirits. As wildflowers fade we dream of fall.
We can also visit our favorite animal park, at Henry's Ark where the fall colors are always amazing.
I love to smell the first waft of smoke from a fireplace burning somewhere. Summer has wound down, but autumn brings magic to the air.
Kentucky in Fall
Fall reminds me the year is nearly over, prodding me to look back and appreciate all the changes and wonderful events of the past year, before the whirlwind days of Christmas and the holidays.
Leaves floating lazily on the currents of a Kentucky creek remind me I can never stop the march of time. "Just go with the flow" is a motto I often use in life.
I love fall in Kentucky. The intense, humid heat of summer finally gives way to clear, warm days, reminding me of a "good" Irish summer.
Autumn in Kentucky glows with a deep, serious belief in its own magnificence.
Fall's riotous color displays lift my heart. I want to grow old like a leaf, full of color and light, drifting on the winds of time without a care in the world.
"I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house. So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air."
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
"Autumn is a second spring, when every leaf is a flower."
- Albert Camus
“Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile.”
- William Cullen Bryant
And so, as you watch the world change around you this fall, remember the only constant in life is change. Embrace the season, letting your hidden colors glow.
You can celebrate fall with a scarecrow cheeseball, or some chocolate dipped apples.
I hope you enjoy this lovely time of year.
Slán agus beannacht,
(Goodbye and blessings)
I love all your pictures!! We moved from a place where we only got two seasons: summer and winter. Fall and Spring here have been such a treat! Autumn is definitely my favorite season...something about the cooler temps, wearing sweaters, bundling up with blankets, fires and all the fun holidays. I've loved every minute of our soon to be 2 Autumns here in KY!
Irish American Mom
Aimee - When I lived in Florida for eight years I really missed the seasons. Florida really only had one season, summer and hot, stormy summer. Autumn is my favorite time of year in Kentucky - it really is a "fall festival" from September right through to Thanksgiving. So happy to hear you love fall in Kentucky too.
All the best,
I never ever knew that seasons existed!! In the desert where I grew up in So.Cal our summer temps reached 120 and our winter temps were usually around 60. Spring and Fall were all of about 4-7 days long. If you blinked you'd some years miss it! I spent all of last year amazed at the beauty of it all, and I'm happy to know what to expect this year!
Irish American Mom
Aimee - Those few windy days as the outer bands of Hurricane Sandy blew through Kentucky really accelerated the fall of leaves in our area. I had plans to go for a big long drive to take photos, but the leaves were gone before I knew it. Next year, I am going to get out and about with my camera.
I know!! There are so many trees that are bare already! So sad since, from what I can gather, the season has just begun here!
Ahh Mairead, I hate to disagree with you, and I'm sure Kentucky has beautiful autumn colors, but part of the harsh winter weather we endure in the north is balanced with the most fantastic of autumns. From the oaks and maples, and the beech and chestnut trees, we have the abundance of colors that makes fall in New England special, that and the cold weather. Picking apples just past the frost for the height of flavor, combined with the kaleidoscope of colors does spoil us a bit. Looking forward to you exploring my part of the world.
Irish American Mom
Brian - I have heard New England is magnificent in fall. When I lived in the northeast I always intended to visit New England to see the autumn leaves, but never did make it. I visited Andover, MA quite a bit back then. My late aunt lived there. I always seemed to visit in spring or summer and never made it in autumn. I think I will have to add a fall trip to New England to my "must do/must see" places in America.
All the best,