I have gotten so far behind on posting photos. These are from the fall, of course, and from Yellow Branch Falls in South Carolina.

A few years ago while hiking this short trail, I ran into a couple of women who told me that while it was a beautiful area in summer it is super colorful in the fall. They also said I needed to come back then and I did!

Our southern ferns were fading and the leaves were falling fast. But the setting sun illuminated the trees and all that was around and in front of me seemed aglow!

Then there is our strong oaks and hardwoods which were full of reds and my favorite—yellows! It’s so humbling to have a camera and stand in the middle of all this natural beauty and joy!

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth . . . .

Pat was brave and quick enough to hike into the falls with me and back out before darkness hit. Thank you, Pat!

Yellow Branch usually has a lot more water coming over it. I found an old log and used it as a tripod and slowed my shutter speed down. This little off brand lens does pretty good.

I just could not get enough of fall on this day; and honestly, I could not get enough of the hike in the warm fall weather.

On the way home, I stopped at a familiar place near the lake to capture the night sky. I think if you look closely, you will see a couple of stars!