Born and raised in the foothills of the Adirondacks in New York State, childhood autumns meant glorious yellow, orange and red leaves. Photos of fall foliage make me homesick.
Not that Northern California has no autumn colors, but it’s more subtle. My thirst for autumn color has to be satisfied by quieter yellows and browns with an occasional dash of orange or red.
Windblown piles of brown and yellow leaves bring a wave of that magic autumn feeling. Though the leaves don’t change so distinctly here in San Francisco with its more temperate climate, autumn light falling at a slant helps trigger that fall feeling.
We can embrace the bittersweet heart-tugging of seasons changing, even when the signs are less colorful.
This week’s Hike Notes are from the archives, Dragonfly Creek to Fort Scott - Presidio, a walk featuring lots of rustic stone walkways and stair corners to catch fallen leaves that stir the heart any time of year.
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This week’s Hike Notes from the Archives:
(Original Hike Notes 107): Dragonfly Creek to Fort Scott - Presidio
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