Friday, November 2, 2007

Hicker Nuts and Sassyfras Are Ablaze With Color in Itawamba County

This morning I took a drive down to the old Keyes graveyard west of the Tombigbee River to photograph some tombstones for a researcher in Texas and along the eight-mile drive I noticed the leaves in the hills and hollows of Itawamba County were starting to show their autumn colors.

In Itawamba County, two of the spectacular showoff trees during autumn are the sassafras and hickory. Sassafras displays various shades of crimson and the majestic hickory offers us a vivid show of mustards and browns.

Nature’s palette will soon be fully ablaze with its colorful display in Itawamba County. Take some time to discover this beautiful show. It’s the perfect time to take a leisurely drive through the countryside to enjoy the beautiful rural scenery that Itawamba County offers the visitor and resident alike.

Photographs by Bob Franks

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