First sign of Autumn

I’m a shutterbug hiker. I like to capture the moment in a photograph for my archives of reference material for paintings.  While hiking with my daughter at Monte Bello, we came across the very first sign of autumn this year – poison oak blushing red and illuminating the forest with its dangerous enchantment!


  1. Enchantment & entrapment, take your pick, or rather your choice, sans picking. I love the twisty branches, they lend the forest a BrothersGrimmesque atmosphere even in sunshine. The moss covered low-limb could be viewed as an immense snake, yikes!…Happy Hiking/Photo-Archiving. BE

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