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Old Nov 2, 2016, 10:35 PM   #1
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It's been a very dry autumn here in the East Tennessee hills, which makes for rather muted autumnal tints. Here are a few sample scenes…
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Old Nov 2, 2016, 10:36 PM   #2
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Thanks to lake mists, the shoreline woods at the home park were brighter than most.
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Valley mists at sunrise are a common sight from White House Cliffs at Rocky Fork, but even here the dry weather has made for fewer foggy mornings.
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And look at the low water levels in Lower Higgins Creek!
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We found fewer than usual mushrooms this fall - how do you like this unusual two-stalked bolete?
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Not sure what species, but have only seen these on decaying oak stumps.
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Asters are among the last to bloom in the autumn, and a great source of nectar and pollen for our native bees.
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Autumn is the season for ripening - here's a fine cluster of Jack In The Pulpit fruit. Might look attractive, but don't taste them - you WILL regret it!!
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These Sumac leaves make a bright backdrop for some ripe Fox Grapes.
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Autumn breezes are full of ripe Thistle seeds.
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