Fall is transforming the piedmont foothills of North Carolina into a tapestry of orange and red and gold. Last weekend, I took a few photos of the foliage around the Charlotte, North Carolina, area while celebrating the close of my nephew’s cart racing season.
The trees around the track were as colorful as the racing flags. — Mooresville, NC
There were copses of color here and there on the shoreline of Lake Norman. — Denver, NC
This was a lovely sight along NC Highway 16 in Maiden, NC. (The park-like setting is on/beside the property of Christian Tours.) A blue heron glided down and rested briefly on the bank shortly after I took this picture. I managed one disappointingly grainy photo before he disappeared.
Murray’s Mill in Catawba County boasted color, too. (I’ve written about this National Register Historic Site before.)
Spotted leaves and a millstone behind Murray’s Mill. — Catawba, NC
Rustic spots like this one along Balls Creek at Murray’s Mill are popular places for family photos. — Catawba, NC
Repurposing at its best: A skid-turned-swing along the bank at Murrays Mill. — Catawba, NC
Every leaf speaks bliss to me
Fluttering from the autumn tree.
— Emily Brontë, “Fall, leaves, fall,” lines 3-4