Monday — never an easy time for the outdoors enthusiast. After a weekend of adventure, returning to the humdrum work-a-day world can make one melancholy. To help ease the transition, every Monday we feature a 90 Second Escape — essentially, a 90-second video of a place you’d probably rather be: a trail, a park, a greenway, a lake … anywhere as long as it’s not under a fluorescent bulb.
Today’s 90-Second Escape: In Search of Fall
Come the first week of August, especially after a summer of record-setting heat, we’re generally eager for signs of fall. Sometimes you don’t have to look far: a sourwood leaf going crimson early, a surprisingly cool breeze passing through the woods. Other times, you need to be a bit more observant.
Sunday morning, encouraged by a brilliant blue sky flecked with billowy white clouds — the kind of sky you might expect on an October day — I went in search of an early fall at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve. Did I find it? Watch closely and judge for yourself.
Sunday, Marcy and I headed over to Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve in Cary after roadside flashes of sourwood red and dogwood peach suggested the fall color show was just getting underway. Roadside trees — stressed by the heat of automotive exhaust — are often the first to show their chromatic hand. When they start to go, we grab the camera and head for woods.