The Ouachitas’ big autumn show is winding down and the forest is wearing a decidedly more subtle palette these days.
A wave of late summer cold fronts and the remnants of a hurricane provided enough water to power a last pre-autumn burst of native color here in the Ouachita Mountains.
*Not being insect or flower experts, if anything here is misidentified please let us know!
With morning temperatures in the 50s and some overcast, it was a great time to be out and about. Leaves are beginning to turn and summer’s flowers are enjoying one last hurrah.
Despite moderate drought all summer, the trees of the Ouachita region have still put forth an incredible foliage display, despite expectation of brown or barren trees. Adding to the color are the fall flowers — goldenrod, sunchoke and some violet aster-type wildflowers.
Pink is the color of the weekend on the mountain.