By Jack Coombs
Within one week, our campus turned from 70 and sunny to 50 and rainy. It may be time to pack away those shorts and T-shirts, because fall looks like it’s here to stay. I took a leisurely stroll around campus on a sunny Sunday, headphones on and camera in hand, to take some pictures of our campus adjusting to the new season. Here they are:
My first stop was the main quad, where the sun was peeking out behind Foellinger auditorium (with a pretty intense lens flare on the left).
Found a little tree on the east side of the Main Quad, leaves in full fall red.
My next stop was the Engineering Quad, where I snapped this panorama right next to the river.
I then made my way over to the east side of campus, where a few trees behind CRCE had fully changed color.
A little farther down the road was this nice little pond area, with the surrounding foliage beginning to change color.
Another panorama of the pond.
I then made my way into Illini grove, where the leaves hadn’t yet changed but the bright colors couldn’t help but catch my attention.
Some old leaves on the ground of Illini Grove.
I began to make my way back to campus via Gregory Drive where I passed the South Quad, where some trees lining the sidewalks had changed.
I ended this photo excursion with a panorama of the South Quad.
In total, I hit around 8,000 steps on my self-guided campus tour. While the weather is still manageable and the campus looks pretty, I recommend a little leisurely stroll of your own. Enjoy this until it gets too bitterly cold to even walk to class!
All original images courtesy of the author.