I suppose you think I am going to show you some photographs of the various events. That was indeed my plan. But you see? I had put the camera batteries on the charger the previous evening. Enough said? The camera went with me all right, but the batteries stayed at home. Of course my dear husband thought that was hilarious and asked the obvious, "Didn't you think the camera seemed a little light?"
So instead of the pictures of the festival, I will show you what our area looks like with autumn just beginning. We had some much needed rain and a drop in temperature. When the rains stopped, the mountains were clear and beautiful.
The edge of the Southern Blue Ridge Escarpment lies a short drive from our house, across the SC line. There are dramatic views from the escarpment where the mountains meet the piedmont of South Carolina. On a clear day you can see for miles and miles.
These photographs were taken last week by my husband at Caesar's Head State Park, SC.
Table Rock looms above everything else. The lake below it is the reservoir that provides water to the city of Greenville, SC. Needless to say it is a popular hiking spot.
Looking in the other direction you can see the hills and valleys below the escarpment. There isn't much color at those elevations yet.
Atop the mountain however the leaves are just beginning to turn.
In another week the color will take your breath away.
And next year...when I go to the Forest Festival Day I will take the batteries along with the camera.