So here you go - the first autumnal photo posting, with a link from Facebook. Oh, such social networking.
Yep, it's autumn. Suddenly autumn. On Thursday it was warm and humid in Blacksburg, but a front came blowing in and by Saturday it was in in the 40's with wind gusts up to 30 mph. Autumn arrived with little hint of subtlety, so Asta and I took a hike to enjoy the breezy, cold weather. I donned the fleece and parka and we headed off to the Audie Murphy section of the Appalachian Trail.
|Asta on the AT - you can just see her reflective vest as an orange spot.|
|There are several very elaborate cairns beside the Audie Murphy Monument.|
|Close up of the AT.|
|The larger cairn at the Audie Murphy Monument.|
|Peace sign left by previous visitors.|
|Thistle beside the trail.|
|Wildflower bed in the backyard, catching the last of the fall wildflowers.|
|Also from the backyard.|