Living in Illinois | Fall Colors in Springfield’s Washington Park

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There’s nothing I love more than a beautifully lit tree in the Fall. During the weekends when we don’t have much going on we all just hop in the van to take a little drive and see how the Fall colors are progressing.

One of the first places we check is Washington Park. It’s one of the few places in the area with a a huge concentration of maple trees that just glow when the time is right. For now we just have a lot of yellows and some oranges, the reds will come in soon though.

This is the Autumn Blaze maple tree we planted a few years back and it’s just stunning this year. If it wasn’t 50 degrees outside I wouldn’t mind sitting out there and looking at it for hours.

Next weekend we’re hoping to a take a drive down to Alton, IL and see the colors along the river.

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  1. So pretty! Thanks for sharing your beautiful Fall colors.

  2. It’s a really good year for the Fall colors in Illinois! It’s just lit up like a blazing fire here in Rockford, too :)
    Oh how I LOVE this time of year!

  3. Oh how beautiful! I adore Autumn and all of the colors, I wish it would last forever… or at least instead of winter :) That second photos makes me smile!

  4. Diane says:

    Beautiful post!!

  5. How pretty, I just love all the colors!

  6. That second photo is absolutely gorgeous

  7. All the fall colors are fabulous. We do not get color change and I yearn to see fall folliage sometime soon!

  8. Those photos are beautiful. I live just a couple hours away from Springfield. I’ll probably take a trip there sometime in December to go shopping.