Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Playing in the Pocono Forests

In the Poconos, the trees are at a wonderful point where anywhere from 1/3 to 1/2 (or more) of the trees in a given area are turning their leaves. Fiery reds, pinks, oranges, and golds are contrasted against rich greens and browns.

It was the ultimate in eye candy, and while my camera couldn’t possibly do our travels justice, these are just some of the beautiful things we saw in the forest. We visited the Delaware State Forest, Gouldsboro State Park, and Promised Land State Park, where most of these pictures were taken.

If anyone knows the identity of the plant in the eighth picture, please tell us! It looks so familiar, but I'm not quite sure what it is. Perhaps some type of fern?

Tomorrow: the Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area


  1. wow, eye candy indeed :)

    the best part of fall, the glorious colors.

    thanks for sharing

  2. Thanks Geraldine - I can't express how much fun I had exploring the Poconos last weekend... it's my first East Coast Autumn, and I am definitely enjoying it!

  3. Thanks Jason! We heard wolves at Gouldsboro - it was simply wonderful!

  4. These pics are so beaautiful...thanks for the peek at autumn!

  5. I'm glad to share Michelle - it's my favorite time of year, and I never get tired of looking at all those colors!

  6. That has to be about the coolest mushroom ive seen. The pics are simply beautiful.

    a bientot

  7. Re: Photo #8. It's Sweet Fern, Comptonia peregrina. It's not a fern, but a woody shrub or subshrub in the Bayberry family (Myriaceae).

  8. Salut Ducklover, et bienvenue! J'aime les champignons aussi!

    Xris, thank you SO MUCH for help with the plant identification - it is very much appreciated! :)

  9. Beautiful - I love the autumn colours - trees and fungi.


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