Turning of the season … color, clocks and chaos

Published 1:18pm Saturday, November 2, 2013

I know with the leaves changing color many of you are inspired to try to capture some of the more striking scenes you see or even to shoot close-ups of particularly beautiful foliage.

With that in mind, I invite any of you who are interested to email your favorite image of fall color to me. I would like to receive a varied selection of photos to use in creating a seasonal collage.

So, if you have a favorite fall color image to offer (preferably local), send it to me at news@thewetumpkaherald.com.


November heralds the beginning of the holiday rush for everyone. There are a multitude of events, family gatherings, preparations for the traditional Thanksgiving feast, important football games, Christmas shopping and much more.

All of us here at the newspaper also have all of those personal activities to handle. We also have a veritable avalanche of newspaper-related tasks this time of year.

In addition to the normal news and sports we cover there are all kinds of parades, open houses, holiday events, school activities and much more that go on this time of year. In our area we also have a special election slated for December.

At a guess, you can probably take whatever events and activities you plan to be involved with at this time of year and multiply it by about 20 and that will likely be a fair representation of the schedule of any of our editorial folk. It’s a hectic pace, but we all must like it.

Many of our readers are very active in submitting items for publication in our newspapers or notifying us when an event will happen. At this time of year more than any other, we will be particularly appreciative to have as much lead time as possible before any event we’re needed at or in receiving any submissions from readers. Sometimes a couple of days can help us quite a lot.

There will be lots coming up in the next couple of months. You will be able to read about all of the action in these pages, and if you attend an event yourself you are likely to see one of us there somewhere. We’re ready.


Oh, and don’t forget to “fall back” an hour Saturday night before you go to sleep. Standard Time will be back in effect for the next few months … daylight when you leave home and darkness when you return.

Until next week … and bless your hearts.


Peggy Blackburn is managing editor of The Wetumpka Her­ald and Elmore County Weekend. She can be reached at 334-567-7811. Her email address is peggy.blackburn@TheWetumpkaHerald.com.

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