Closing the Door on October

The  Pines maintain their previous description for the most part. Needles cover the ground and pinecones remain lofted high in the trees. The air has grown colder, the wind blows stronger and the rainfall has caused the ground to be moister.

 

The Wind Blows Fiercely

The Pines Shake

The Man Walks

His Hand a Rake

The Ground Covered

Needles and Leaves

The Tall Pines

Strong and Free

 

Transitioning into Fall

The changing season brings a changing environment to the red stone pines. Dry needles and pinecones the ground. The spectrum of colors that can be witnessed during this time of the year makes red stone pines particularly beautiful, from the leaves on the trees to the pinecones on the ground .

October in Redstone Pines

I arrive to Redstone Pines by foot, it is only a short walk from my dorm, University Heights South. I walk south west for approximately 600 hundred feet, passing the Water Tower and the chapel. I am slowly ascending a hill which gives view to magnificent  Green Mountains, which appear to dwarf campus. These views drive my interest in the Pines. After numerous visits, I decided that it would be my phenology project location. The area is rich with towering conifers, often used as hammock post. The Pines seem to be a place where squirrels like to gather. There is not any notable plant life at the moment.

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