It’s October and you know what that means: Fall Color!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Richard Weisser Realty

Fall leaves in Newnan GAScalloped wings aflutter on pillowed wisps.
In acrobatic flips and twists adrift
Unfettered, free to soar aloft
‘Til calm prevails o’er Autumn’s wafts
And flight succumbs to
Newton’s strains
New carpet on the floor is lain!
                            (R. Weisser 2010)

It’s October, and it’s time for nature’s most fabulous show of the year. There is nothing like the brilliant colors of fall foliage on a bright and sunny Autumn day.

But just like fireworks that burn the brightest just before they fizzle out into smoke and dark, the showy deciduous  leaf display is fleeting and short-lived.

This incredible annual event mitigates the impending dread of the cold and dark winter weather ahead.  

And that’s what makes it so special.

(Photo: Fall leaves at the Male Museum in Newnan Georgia, October 2009)


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Faina Reinhardt - Manhattan, NY

I love to watch the foliage.  We also bought an oatmeal cookie candle.  Smells like October in this house :)

Oct 05, 2010 01:39 PM #1
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Nice poem. We are watching the leaves turn, not so because of the cool snap, but because the dry conditions are stressing the trees. Fall is a little premature and may not be too colorful. We'll see...

Oct 05, 2010 01:45 PM #2
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond're a good poet too!  wish our leaves would change quicker but i agree with michael in that the drought we've experienced this year will cause the strong colors to be dismal...hope that's not the case for my business!

Oct 05, 2010 02:01 PM #3
Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Richard, my frustration is real, there is no way I can take pictures with all this RAIN! The good news, the leaves are still on the trees.. .waiting for me to take their picture. Great shot!

Oct 05, 2010 02:21 PM #4
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Richard, I love your photo.  The little bits of blue sky coming from behind the amazing leaves are just beautiful.  So's the poetry!

Oct 05, 2010 02:22 PM #5
Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528
Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956 - New City, NY
Real Estate Salesperson

Richard, as usual your photo is beautiful.  We've had an overabundance of constant rain over the past week. But, as Andrea said, Fall is late in coming and the trees late in changing colors.  Hopefully, the best is yet to come.

Oct 05, 2010 02:33 PM #6
Barb & Sal Dragotta
Macomb, MI
Macomb County Michigan

Richard...great photo and that Poem is a masterpiece.  Good for you.  I love the Fall colors too, and am hoping that our weather this year will cooperate.

We have had the rain here, but our part in Michigan did not have the frost of the last two nights.  Not ready for that in any way, shape, or form.

Have a great rest of the week.

Barb & Sal 

Oct 05, 2010 02:45 PM #7
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

This is my favorite time of year.  I love the fall color and the cool, crisp air.

Oct 05, 2010 02:48 PM #8
Steve Shatsky
Dallas, TX

Hi Richard... there's not fall color here in Dallas just yet... not that we get that much anyway.

Oct 05, 2010 03:36 PM #9
Claudette Millette
The Buyers' Counsel - Ashland, MA
Buyer, Broker - Metrowest Mass


You are so right when you say these colors are short-lived. It is a beautiful show but it all goes by so quickly. Then, we have to rake up all of those once colorful leaves. 


Oct 05, 2010 11:58 PM #10
Diane Osowiecki
Diane O and Friends - Benchmark Realty - Franklin, TN
Greater Nashville Real Estate

The TN forest folks believe that this colors in the Smokies should be wonderful this year.

Oct 06, 2010 12:22 AM #11
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Richard the colors are most impressive to watch, and even more pleasant to see a major change in colors almost overnight. AND then comes the sad part, pick them up before the snow falls.

Oct 06, 2010 12:23 AM #12
Marsha Montoya Mayer
Paradise Properties of Florida, Inc. - Palm Beach, FL

As a South Florida girl I sway with the Palms but I do get "green-itis" and yearn for the Fall colors.  Twed., Oct. 13 we head to boston to catch the colors there for 3 days.  Then on Oct. 16 we go to Prtland, Rockland, and then into John and Halifax.  Then Oct 23 we go to the Lake section of New Hamshire.  WILL WE GET A GOOD SHOW.??  OR will we be too late?

Oct 07, 2010 06:36 PM #13
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