I would like to preface this post by saying that if you don’t like fall foliage this may not be a very interesting blog entry to read. If you do like fall foliage we should probably be best friends. My schedule thankfully allowed me to go for a trail run this afternoon, so I headed out to Vickery Creek, a favorite trail running destination of mine in the Atlanta metro area. I haven’t been to Vickery Creek since early October, due to the ridiculous traffic in Atlanta and the whole daylight savings factor. Actually, the last time I tried to run at Vickery Creek in early October it was a huge fail. I didn’t get to the trailhead until after dusk, but I decided to try and run for at least 20 minutes regardless. I got about five minutes down the trail when I ran into a man carrying a backpack and playing the harmonica. It was a highly questionable scenario, and I took it as a sign that it was time to turn around and call it a day.
When I went running at Vickery Creek today, I was in for an awesome surprise. The trees had basically exploded in my absence. Beautiful reds, yellows, oranges and greens were everywhere.
Have I mentioned lately that I love fall in Georgia? Because I do. I am definitely making up for my lost fall last year, when I missed out on all the good foliage. Okay, so maybe I was enjoying palm trees and fabulous Honduran weather last November, but I still missed out on this:
Fall foliage. Trail running. A perfectly lovely afternoon.