As the temperature cools down considerably in Washington, Walla Walla is energized with activity. Many travel to wine country during this time of year for the grape harvest while Fall Visitors’ Day and Parents Weekend invite friends and family to campus to enjoy the beautiful setting. A range of Walla Walla events including art tours, the farmers market, and the hot-air balloon stampede bring visitors to the Blue Mountains as they fill with color. At this time of year, Whitman’s campus grows scenic as the trees that fill our campus begin to change colors and leaves being to fall. Autumn has always been one of my favorite times of year here and my walk from my off-campus house to class is packed with beautiful scenery. Here are a few of my favorite Fall spots around campus:
The beloved Whitman campus sculpture “Styx” by Deborah Butterfield on Ankeny (above) and campus path from the Harper Joy Theater to Penrose Library (below)
Off-campus and downtown!
Trees outside Penrose Library and around campus