During the last days of September, first frosts will have touched upon the Great Smoky Mountains. By October the Mountains are in the full throes of their fall extravaganza. From the middle of the month to the end, more and more of the decidious trees begin to change their colors. Decidous, from the Latin verb decidere, which means "to fall off", plants shed their leaves in the fall to be able to survive the harsh elements of winter.
Courtesy of Great Smoky Mountains - The Splendor of the Southern Appalachians
Elan Publishing, P.O. Box 8067, Charlottesville, VA 22906
Library of Congress Catalog Number: 91-71504