Natchez Trace In Spring: Colorful Budding Trees

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It’s springtime on the Natchez Trace Parkway — as evidenced by all the colorful budding trees on either side of the roadway.

Enjoy the colors…

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When it comes to photographing nature’s beauty on the Trace, timing is of the essence!

For example, “Lady Di in TN” got there a couple of days before I did… and she managed to capture the majority of trees in full bloom along the Natchez Trace.

In her own words: “As you climb the entrance to the parkway from Highway 96, you enter into an enchanted purple world.”

Do yourself a favor and check out her beautiful photographs here!

I, on the other hand, only spotted a few trees that still had purple left on their branches. In just two days, most of the purple leaves had all turned to green.

Still pretty though…

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This reminds me of my experiences taking photos along the Trace in the Fall… and what a difference a day makes!

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We've lived in the Nashville area since 2001 -- and all 3 of our houses have been situated relatively close to the Natchez Trace Parkway. To me, the 'The Trace' is a hidden gem of Nashville -- a place to go when you want to get away from it all and be one with nature. I've hiked it, biked it, motorcycled it, walked it with my dogs, and driven my car on The Natchez Trace Parkway more times than I can count! This is where I share some of my favorite things to do along the Natchez Trace Parkway -- which runs 444 miles from Nashville Tennessee to Natchez Mississippi and through parts of Alabama. When I'm not enjoying the beautiful outdoors along the Natchez Trace Parkway, you'll find me at the corner of Good News & Fun Times as publisher of The Fun Times Guide (32 fun & helpful websites).

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