Goodbye autumn in Alabama. Hello winter! (12 photos)

Leaving Fall behind in Alabama
Leaving Fall behind in Alabama
Goodbye Autumn in Alabama

The autumn of 2016 in Alabama will be known as the “fall it did not rain.”

Throughout Alabama, consecutive days without rain records were shattered. Birmingham’s rainless streak ended at 61 days.

In mid-November, the clouds finally appeared, rain fell from the sky, and for the past month we have received some significant rainfall, filling our dry creek beds and giving us a glimpse of fall colors.

This morning winter arrives.

In celebration of the winter solstice, photographer Larry O. Gay has provided Bham Now images of leaves that have fallen this autumn in Alabama, especially after the precious rains we received in late November and December.  We will never forget the autumn months of 2016 when it did not rain.  But today, as we begin winter, let’s rejoice nature bouncing back in Alabama, giving us some color and life, just in time for winter.


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Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.