Friday, October 3, 2014

Fall Colors!

I may be a ski racer but fall is my fall is my favorite season.  There is nothing that makes me happier at this time of they year than seeing the vibrant reds, oranges, and yellows or shuffling through the crackling fallen leaves.  We returned from Austria to peak foliage.  After returning home after dark, it was wonderful to wake up the next morning to all the fall colors.  I sat in the Adirondack chairs for a long time that morning eating breakfast, drinking coffee, enjoying the foliage and watching the stray leaf fall from the tree.  Later that day I had a nice foliage walk with my dad and snapped a few pictures of the peak conditions.

It can't be fall without apple picking and the GRP made a trip to an orchard in Hardwick

Liz with the foliage behind her
Climbing trees was not allowed so John grew a few inches with the help of Pete to reach the perfect apples on the highest branches

It's past peak now which means there are more leaves on the ground to shuffle through listening to the crackles of the dry leaves.  

Lost Nation Road yesterday morning
And don't forget the other fall color which is PINK! October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and a time to stand strong with women everywhere.  Pink is of course the unofficial USST Women's Team color.  Our last team training camp of year starts next week in Park City, UT.  I'm looking forward to proudly wear my pink while training hard alongside my favorite ladies!  Stay tuned for updates from Team Pink!


  1. What a coincidence! Fall is definitely my favorite season too. The fiery and rust colors of the season are simply enchanting to behold, especially if you live close to a tree line. You captured those images so perfectly. Thank you for sharing those beautiful photos! I hope you're in the best of health this fall.

    Mike Gurung @ Bay Area Tree Specialists