Monday, November 8, 2010

East Branch of the Perkiomen Creek

This past Saturday afternoon my wife and I went for a walk along part of the East Branch of the Perkiomen Creek near Perkasie, Bucks County, PA. It was a cloudy, cool (my wife would say cold) day. Yet it was still beautiful in its own way reflecting the time of year we are in.

Brightly colored yellow leaves

A section of the East Branch of the Perkiomen Creek

Red leaves against a dreary sky

A truly autumn day

A large growth of fungi on a tree trunk
(and there was much more than I can show)

Dark red leaves against a gray sky


  1. Our weather here in Gorinchem, Netherlands, has also turned cool/cold, Tim. Yesterday, the day you posted this, was 40F the entire day. It was the first day I put on my winter coat this season. I wonder if it means we'll have another cold/severe winter, more so than usual of late? I actually hope so. I'd love to see lots of snow this year. :)

    In the meantime, I know you'll continue your walks and lovely pictures. GOOD!

  2. Hi Tim, I can notice that plenty trees are now naked in Pennsylvania instead some leaves are still there "upstairs". We had so much rain here in France insr)tead ot the beautiful weather that we usually have at this time which we use to call "été de la St Martin" (St Martin Summer).
    I wrote that somewhere because I found it very interresting and it may interrest you too :
    "The formation of red pigments in the autumn provides protection, preventing the too-rapid breakdown of chlorophyll which could occur in exposed (read: excess light) areas. Maple trees in shaded forests and under low light conditions have little need to produce red pigments, as the breakdown of chlorophyll can occur at a modest pace. However, maples in exposed sites turn flame orange and red, so that the pigments produced will slow the rate of chlorophyll breakdown..."
    (This somewhere was some years ago on CatsEye's blog :

  3. Thanks, ginnie. And, yes, snow can be fun; probably especially so now that you are retired and don't have to drive in it if you don't want to. :)

    Thanks, cergie. Thanks for the explanation regarding red leaves. That was quite interesting.

  4. Beautiful and I can see the changes of the Fall days that are limited before WInter is here. I like the fungi growing on the tree.

  5. Lovely photos capturing the end of autumn!