An Autumn Pictorial… NJ Paths, Trails and Walkways

Nothing Gold Can Stay — Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf’s a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay.
Robert Frost (1923)
Photo Courtesy of Casey Scott of C. Scott Photography

Fall in NJ is ablaze. It is nature’s final curtain call before fiery reds, brilliant oranges, and sunny yellows, fade to shades of grey and white and lifeless browns. The scratchy sounds of leaves being blown by the wind, down sidewalks and streets.. replaced by the sounds of cold dry branches creaking and whistling.

Turkey Swamp Park, Freehold NJ. Photo courtesy of Robyn Leigh
Millbrook Village, Blairstown NJ. Photo courtesy of Geanine Herrera Nasta of Made With Love Photography

We are being called by nature to take note before it all goes to sleep. A kiss goodnight, before Fall colors and smells fade into a wintry dullness. We are being summoned to be in the moment as best we can. To be conscious of the season, of the diversity and grandeur of Fall in NJ. On whatever path we find ourselves, let’s be in it and part of it. Breathe, observe, appreciate.. and call those around us into it as well.

Hedden Park, Randolph NJ. Photo courtesy of Poliana DeVane Photography
Allaire State Park, Wall NJ. Photo courtesy of Robyn Leigh
Spring Lake NJ. Photo courtesy of The Borough Of Spring Lake & the Spring Lake FaceBook page
Avon-by-the-Sea NJ. Photo courtesy of Robyn Leigh
Allaire State Park, Wall NJ. Photo courtesy of Robyn Leigh
Spring Lake NJ. Photo courtesy of The Borough Of Spring Lake & The Spring Lake FaceBook page
Hedden Park, Randolph NJ. Photo courtesy of Poliana DeVane Photography
Pochuck Boardwalk, Appalachian Trail Vernon NJ. Photo courtesy of NJ Hiking & the NJ Hiking FaceBook page. To read about the Pochuck hike, Stairway to Heaven: Pochuck Valley to Pinwheel Vista
Allaire State Park, Wall NJ. Photo courtesy of Robyn Leigh
Skylands Manor, Ringwood NJ. Photo courtesy of Christine Leenig & the Christine Leenig Photography FaceBook page

A special thank you and hat-tip to all of our beloved NJ photographers. They often brave all sorts of weather and odd hours.. juggling work, family and a passion for their craft. Lots of time is spent waiting for proper light, or the wind to die, or car lights to pass from a night shot or a thousand other photo related gremlins. They bring us NJ’s beauty and re-connect us with the Garden State. Please do support NJ’s photographers. They are artists that capture moments which serve as reminders of special places, and moments of time.

Please note — Under each photograph are links to each photographer. Please do visit their web sites and social media pages. We love to ‘like’ & follow our NJ photographers on FaceBook and across the social media spectrum. Thier work adds beauty and a measure of solace to our feeds. There is so much creativity to enjoy and appreciate. Too, there are some cool stories to discover about these artists.