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Cruising Autumn in Pennsylvania Farm Country

Autumn at the farm

Weeds in the foreground provide a glimpse of some crop nearing harvest that stretches back to barns, silos, and storage buildings. Behind all that, a wooded hill shows off in early autumn. About five minutes by car from my home, this scene represents the beauty of Pennsylvania farm country in autumn.

Screamin’! As in, fall colors have been screamin’ for the past five weeks and I’ve enjoyed them more than I remember ever enjoying autumn. I wish you all could have joined me! Because that didn’t happen, I put together a slideshow. I hope you’ll have a look and let it inspire you to come through central Pennsylvania some year in mid October.

Sure, New England is the fabled fall colors capitol of the world, but you can do some rousing leaf-peeping from Pennsylvania’s Nittany Mountain mid-state through the glacial valleys that lead East, and up into the Poconos that tumble down to the Delaware Water Gap at the border with New Jersey. (I’m sure Pennsylvania’s “Grand Canyon” area is impressive as well.)

Colorful hill above a paddock

Autumn leaves provide a dramatic backdrop for what looks like a livestock barn at the end of a paddock. My wife and I used to own 21 acres of the hill that rises in the background of this photo.

Excepting for a few photos I captured in Ithaca, the scenes in the slideshow are within 20 miles of the Cityslipper Ranch (my house). When you decide to visit central PA, give me advance warning and there might be a bed available at the Ranch. Even if we can’t keep you overnight, there most certainly will be food from the garden and enthusiastic conversation to punctuate your trip. And autumn leaves, of course. Please enjoy the scenery:


Created with flickr slideshow.

 

 

2 Responses to “Cruising Autumn in Pennsylvania Farm Country”

  • My wife and I did a train tour in the fall that left out of Jim Thorpe … we stopped on a bridge at this really cool overlook …. the colors of the leaves on the trees were impressive to say the least.

  • Anna:

    Beautiful country and wonderful photos. Minnesota had a beautiful season for fall colors (and fall weather, we’ve been very spoiled overall this year so far!). Certainly one to remember. I hope we see this again sometime soon. rnrnIf we’re ever in the area, I’ll remember your offer. :)

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