Another non-architecture and non-abandoned related post – but as we welcome autumn, I would love to share the beauty of my home state.
Ohio is a beautiful place that tends to be largely overlooked by far too many. Sure, there’s tons of empty space in the state, can’t argue with that – our corn is on point though. Not to mention, we have Grandpa’s Cheese Barn, and you can’t get much wilder than that. Now, I have lived here for most of my life, minus the couple years in Texas, and I suppose a couple of months in Oregon – but I have to say, if you’re looking for that pure and real Autumn feel, look no further than Ohio. You’ll find yourself immersed in a pumpkin spiced fantasy that could make anybody feel like a white girl in yoga pants.
Ohio is the perfect place to fall into a pumpkin coma – with our wide range of scattered farmland offering pumpkin patches, hay bale mazes and more. Don’t forget to try the apple cider. Ohio never fails when it comes to providing some of the best apples, whether it is in their applesauce, apple juice, apple cider, apple pie or more – especially the APPLESAUCE. Just saying.
The brilliant colors of autumn will wrap you in with every winding scenic road you travel. Stand among the forest and listen to the branches speak. Leaves carpet the forest floor in a kaleidoscopic collection of reds, greens, oranges and yellows. Like rain, they flutter to the dirt – trees drop amber life, soaking and saturating the autumn scenery.
And enjoy the brand new canopy walk this autumn.
This time of year, the rain smells sweet. Things seem quieter as the cool- tempered breeze dances through swaying trees. Reflected on the wet road are the calming hues, almost as if they’re melting to the pavement.
Grab a coffee or a tea and enjoy this weather while we have it. I have put this collection of photos together to showcase Ohio’s true beauty, instead of always sharing the dark and eerie. I do think it is important to appreciate both though – for those who do not understand the dark could not appreciate the light in such a way. I always find peace and inspiration through autumn – a soft and calming aura.