Autumn in America

  Raj Kumar
  karma level 70568




The lacy leaves and wandering branches of a Japanese maple lend drama to the grounds of the Biltmore Estate near Asheville, North Carolina. Built in 1895 by George Washington Vanderbilt, the Biltmore is the largest private residence in the United States and includes more than 75 acres (30 hectares) of manicured gardens.


Here a grizzly bear forages in Denali�s 6 million acres (2.4 million hectares), bulking up for its winter hibernation. Also dependent on the park�s fall grasses, mosses, and shrubs are migrating birds and bull moose, which gather in their cows for the mating season.


Red maple leaves and gold on a cottonwood announce the arrival of fall in the pink sandstone canyons of Zion National Park in Utah. Both tree species hug water sources in this arid land of high plateaus and rock towers.


Autumn's grandeur spreads across Eagle Lake on Mount Desert Island, one of several coastal islands that make up Acadia National Park in Maine. Eagle Lake, which supplies water to nearby Bar Harbor, is deep, clear, and relatively free of plant life.


Quaking aspens like these in the Elk Mountains of western Colorado, whose leaves tremble in the slightest wind, are common across North America. Known for tolerating poor soils and cold climates, aspens flash yellow against their white bark in an unmistakable sign of coming winter.


Colorado’s Raggeds Wilderness—named for peaks like Marcellina Mountain—turns to gold in autumn. The wilderness covers nearly 65,000 acres (26,000 hectares) of the White River and Gunnison National Forests. It includes some of the world’s largest stands of fast-growing aspen trees, which can gain 5 feet (1.5 meters) in a year.


Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley is ablaze with fall colors—the yellow and orange of poplars, birches, striped maples, and hickories, punctuated with the red of sugar and red maples. The valley runs 200 miles (300 kilometers) across the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains. Barn and field echo the nickname given to the valley during the Civil War—Breadbasket of the Confederacy.


Hikers in Denali State Park, just east of the national park, take in awe-inspiring views of the Alaska Range. They follow Little Coal Creek Trail through alpine meadows overlooking a river bright with glacial silt.


Autumn softens this aerial view of New York City’s Central Park, the first public park built in the U.S. With roughly 25 million visitors each year, it is also the most frequented park. Yet the park's 843 acres (341 hectares), seven bodies of water, and more than 30 bridges and arches offer a vital sense of calm and space in the city that never sleeps.


Autumn winds stop a girl on a sidewalk in Portland, Maine. The leaves that surround her are from maples, oaks, and dozens of other species, the result of an aggressive tree-planting program in the 1970s. Long called the “Forest City,” Portland maintains at least 20,000 trees today, including about a hundred elm trees that survived a 1960s outbreak of Dutch Elm disease.



.


Related Entries

357
votes
American Football Fans
by Bikash Chetry on Sep/30,2010 ( diamond user)
95
votes
Awesome Autumn River Photos.
by Panther on Nov/24,2013 ( diamond user)
17
votes
10 Conspiracy Theories That Changed American History.
by Panther on Jul/24,2015 ( diamond user)
57
votes
World, according to Americans.
by Monika on Jul/19,2014 ( diamond user)
205
votes
Google suggestions for Indians and Americans...gud morning :):)
by Raj Kumar on Nov/24,2009 ( diamond user)
26
votes
Where are America's 46 million immigrants from?
by Raj Kumar on Sep/14,2014 ( diamond user)
722
votes
Second Spring Autumn
by Portonovo Kajanazimudeen on Sep/29,2009 ( diamond user)
167
votes
Fighter aircraft of America
by Regikumar Chandran on Aug/25,2011 ( diamond user)
273
votes
Difference : British & American English.
by Nma.Nadaf on May/11,2013 ( diamond user)
27
votes
Awesome Autumn Pics
by Panther on Dec/06,2013 ( diamond user)
317
votes
Natural Beauty of Chile, South America
by Portonovo Kajanazimudeen on Dec/19,2009 ( diamond user)
107
votes
Meet the one city in America where cars have been banned since 1898
by Nma.Nadaf on Jul/30,2013 ( diamond user)
21
votes
Diplaying the American flag.
by Monika on Jul/02,2014 ( diamond user)
149
votes
New American Three Wheelers
by Dileesha Lakshan on Sep/03,2010 ( diamond user)
66
votes
Awesome Autumn Sky Photos
by Blue on Sep/10,2012 ( diamond user)
28
votes
11 Silliest Laws in America.
by Raj Kumar on Dec/25,2014 ( diamond user)
142
votes
Driving in America and India.
by Panther on Mar/12,2014 ( diamond user)
377
votes
Can Americans do this without an accident?
Admin on May/09,2007  
139
votes
Why are Americans Jobless?
by Monika on May/25,2013 ( diamond user)
740
votes
Lover boy of America
Admin on Apr/27,2007  

Random Pics



Share this with friends

Your Name:
Your Email:

Friends Email: (Atleast 1)


Subscribe for more Fun

Receive best posts in your inbox.

Confirm email
Your Email



Add Your Comments

comments powered by Disqus
User generated content. Copyright respective owners wherever applicable. Contact - admin at binscorner