I am so excited for it to be October that I’m literally squealing with delight. My favorite season is upon us and while it’s the shortest of them all, it’s easily the most glorious. This year, I am determined to maximize my viewing of the fall colors, which is why we headed to Wyoming and soon we’ll be hightailing it to Maine. When the lush summer greens turn to reds, oranges, and yellows, the change happens at different times in North America. Coastal areas are slower to transform than inland locations, and the colors progress from north to south like one big wave of erupting color.
Within the week we’ve been here in Wyoming, we’ve already seen some trees at their peak, while others have turned brown, and others have yet to change. It’s a hard thing to time, but it makes me aware of the transitioning season and the impermanence of everything. Fall is special because it’s so beautiful, but also because it’s so short. It makes you want to get out every day, to hear the rustling of the leaves, to see the sun streaming through the orange glow, and to dance under the falling colors.
Make sure you get a chance to be outside this fall and soak it all in. It doesn’t last long, but every single day it is worth marveling at!
What’s your favorite season? Do you have any plans for celebrating fall? Share with me in the comments below! And these images are just a taste of the fall in Grand Teton National Park. Isn’t it lovely?