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.