This time of year, at least in Georgia, the most lovely green in nature abounds -- the kind shot through with a rare flame of tangerine, gold or scarlet. This last breath of freshness set off by the foil of a fiery hue makes this my favorite time of year. For my daughter's 17th birthday celebration, we took advantage of the gorgeous season and enjoyed a four mile hike at Sawnee Mountain with a few of her friends. Here are some of my photos:
Magic: it's easy to imagine fairies gamboling across their plush carpet.
This bona fide abandoned gold mine (!) is bound to be haunted.
Spooky. -- There's your oblique holiday reference!
The season is fleeting so I'm going out to grab a little more of it.