A smashingly pleasant autumn morning practically begged me to take a stroll in Tanglewood Park and see how is autumn is shaping up (or down, it being fall and all).
Here are some of the images I bought home.
This bit of arachnid architecture was above our parking lot. I wondered how cold that spider must’ve gotten overnight.
Tanglewood does not get the kind of fall color that looks awesome from a distance. The farther away you get, the more gray/brown/blah it looks. But up close, it can be pretty bright and shiny.
I won’t bore you with the gray/brown parts — so these pics might make the park look notably more colorful than it actually is. In any case the leaves will all be gone in a couple weeks anyway.
This shot illustrates the point — the woods have a lot of pine trees that never lose their leaves, plus a lot of species that have already shed theirs, a few in full color and a few that have not turned yet. So, from a distance, not super colorful. But the observant shutterbug is never daunted by such details.
The kids on the playground seem to appreciate the change in scenery.
This chapel — site of weddings every weekend in spring summer and early fall — is always good for a photo op.
This is about as bright as gets in Tanglewood. This more bush than tree but it definitely puts on a show.
This one tree has an impressive range of reds, oranges and yellows.
Over at Mallard Lake, local fauna demonstrate the inspiration for the DA hair-cut of the 1950s.
This leaf been attached to the tree only moments before.
Mallard Lake is quite scenic if you take the trail through the woods on the shore opposite the developed area.
A nice reflection on the surface of Mallard Lake.
Tanglewood’s asphalt trail had some of the brightest color in the park.
Leaves doing what they do at this time of year.