Walktober 2022

This is my ninth Walktober, wow! Thanks to Robin at Breezes at Dawn for hosting these many years. She invites us to get out to enjoy the autumn weather and gorgeous colors nature provides:

The rules are quite loose.  You can walk, run, drive, swim, bike, do whatever you need to do.  You don’t have to go anywhere.  A tour of your yard works just fine.  The idea is to get outside but if you need to be indoors, that’s fine, too.”

How easy is that? As this autumn has been particularly beautiful with the best foliage I’ve seen in possibly decades, I am grateful that I didn’t have to wander far to enjoy it. The photo above was taken on a drive we took around the surrounding hill towns, but the rest are from my own yard. Enjoy the slideshow below, then click the link to see the many beautiful walks other bloggers shared.

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89 Responses to Walktober 2022

  1. Beautiful! Thank you for taking us along on your Walktober journey!

  2. jmankowsky says:

    So wonderful! This is one of the longest lasting foliage seasons I remember!

  3. Treah Pichette says:

    These are SO beautiful. I know it’s not necessary to pick a favorite, but I do love that sumac! And aren’t we lucky to have been born in this season?

  4. Perfect images captured on your walks

  5. Gorgeous! I love how shrubs like sumac we often overlook surprise us with dramatic knockout color in the autumn. Thanks for being our tour guide!

  6. Alice says:

    Bliss to walk through your yard with a camera. Such beautiful colors.

  7. All so pretty!! I love your backyard, Eliza!!

  8. Absolutely stunning!!!

  9. You are surrounded by a lot of beauty! Wonderful photos, Eliza 😊

  10. Debbie says:

    Eliza, I have to agree with you — Autumn has been stunning here, too! I’m all for adding a Spring/Summer walk to view the newly growing things, but Fall is just too spectacular (at least in some areas) for us to miss out. Thank you for letting me come along. Congrats — nine years!!

  11. What a fall we’ve had! As your pictures so beautifully illustrate. The various shades of red are especially pretty.

  12. Vicki says:

    Stunning colour. How lucky to find that in your own back yard. 🙂

  13. Kris P says:

    Even better than I’d have imagined! Nothing much to speak of here of course, although we may get a bit in late November or December if we’re lucky. The Los Angeles Times is predicting a dry and warm “summer-like” winter for us.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thanks, Kris. It has been quite beautiful these past few weeks.
      A dire prediction… I hope your winter isn’t too dry or ‘summer-like!’ You need a break. :-/

  14. shoreacres says:

    Your yard looks like a bit of heaven; those are some glorious colors. I suspect you spend a good number of hours in the midst of all that, just admiring the view before the season ends.

  15. Anne says:

    Trees … I love trees and you seem to have so many of them 🙂 We get nothing like your spectacular autumn colours for so many of our trees are evergreen or simply lose their leaves very quickly. I marvel at the variety of colours you show here!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Anne. Yes, New England is famous for its fall colour. This year was really something to see… another week or so and most will be down. Then the bleak season begins!

  16. daninmaya says:

    I promise myself to always stop and take a photo (or 2 or 3) whenever something catches my eye. I especially love leaves and I always love your photos!

  17. What a walk, Eliza, what a wonderful walk!

  18. Dale says:

    What a beautiful gallery, Eliza. It’s wonderful when it’s right in your backyard, too!

  19. Happy ninth Walktoberfest. And how nice that this fall has produced the best autumn color you’ve seen in a decade. I’m glad to hear New England lived up to its reputation for fall foliage.

  20. I really enjoy seeing all the fall colors. When I lived in CT, I could look across my driveway at a stone fence and trees full of yellow leaves.

  21. Pepper says:

    Gorgeous autumn colors. 😊

  22. Jane Lurie says:

    A stunning celebration of autumn, Eliza. Beautiful shots. 🍁❤️

  23. sandyjwhite says:

    I’m drinking in all that beautiful fall color. Thanks, Eliza!

  24. Val Boyko says:

    Thank you for sharing the glorious colors this year.We are having a bursts of gold and splashes of red. I will be at Chanticleer by myself every day until it closes on Sunday. Such a gift 💐🙏🏼🥰

  25. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Such beautiful leaves to enjoy on your walks

  26. Alex says:

    That’s a whole Lotta orange!

  27. Thanks for the mini Walktober. I was driving to an appointment this past week and thought, I’ve never seen these colors so vibrant, and they said we wouldn’t have any color this year. Then I took my sunglasses off to rub my eye. The colors were still all there but so muted by comparison. Try it with your sunglasses on!!

  28. Great collection of fall colors, Eliza! You have a beautiful yard. We’re a little behind you down here, just peaking now and the colors seem to be lingering. Yay!

  29. dawnbirdau says:

    Such glorious pictures and colours. I wish I could smell autumn again! It was always my favourite time of year in the Northern Hemisphere.

  30. What a wonderful Walktober, Eliza. I do agree this has been an amazing year for our Fall foliage, and these great captures here reflect that.

  31. It certainly is a beautiful day in your neighborhood. Lovely colors.

  32. Beautiful photos and how wonderful to be surrounded with all the wonderful fall colors at home in the best walking season!🙂

  33. Robin says:

    Nine years! How time flies. Thank you for joining in again this year, Eliza. 🙂 Beautiful images. I thought the same thing about the fall foliage this year (best I’ve seen in decades) and some of the best was right here at home.

  34. Cathy says:

    Time flies, doesn’t it! Nine Walktobers is quite something. Lovely colour Eliza, and so glad you could enjoy such a good show this autumn. It has been lovely here too. 😃

  35. This was a fantastic year for color…finally. Fortunately our worries were proven false. So much color right outside our doors, Lovely shots, Eliza.

  36. Beautiful shots and show of autumn colors. I am hearing that autumn was/is exceptional in many areas with foliage! We deserved it!

  37. How nature can work wonder!!

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