I love to visit this gorgeous tree year round. Its so full and provides the perfect place to sit and relax. Across the water you can see the long arm which is Hayne's Point State Park. It's a very narrow piece of land which goes out into the lake. We will visit there after a few photos of some vibrant peach trees.
First we take a drive to the east side of town. This is a tiny park too.
If the sun "butters" the foliage in the summer, then in the fall it must "caramelize" and "candy" it, for the colors deepen and toast into the most pleasing warm pallette. I know I tell myself every year "I already have a million fall photos, I won't take any this year" - still the pull is so strong I don't even try to resist. Aren't you glad? Now, on to Hayne's Point.
All of the orchards and vineyards lie in patchworks of ambers, reds and golds, a nice complement to the rich blue of the lake and sky.
A view toward town from Hayne's Point.
Same lovely view as two above, only with reeds in the foreground. In the spring the carp hang out in the reeds and make the funniest sounding "plops"!
I could have stayed and gazed all day!
And finally, a last look toward town as we head home for dinner. I'm so glad I have these pictures to remind me of these few "jewel" days of Autumn before the long and (predicted) cold winter.
I have a few more sets of photos to share in the coming days. I've been living with my camera hanging around my neck like a necklace!