Falling under autumn's spell
– Photos by Alexis M. Burrell and Kollin G. Kisner, student photographers;
and Cindy Davis Meixel, writer/photo editor
Streaming through the trees from its midday perch in the southern sky, the sun favors this Vic House vantage with its brilliance.
Shadows lengthen as days draw shorter ... but only for another month or so!
A favorite of birds and deer, and an occasional occupant of wine bottles and jelly jars, the American beautyberry shows off its perennial purpleness outside the Breuder Advanced Technology & Health Sciences Center.
GS has a plan for all seasons ...
... filling the College Avenue Labs pickup with a truckload of fall charm.
... The Victorian House serves as an attractive campus centerpiece throughout the year.
Designed and built by students, and appreciated by all who pass by ...
... extending a colorful "Welcome to Penn College!" to SASC visitors.
Vibrant hues mingle on General Services' floral palette ...
An evergreen reminder of nature's beauty
Not yet stilled by winter's icy fingers, the Madigan Library water feature freely flows.
A healthy canopy stretches skyward, shading the Vic House property.
How does our garden grow? Quite beautifully, thank you!
Trees outside the SASC, slow to surrender their lingering leaves, are reflected in a bench.
The nation's colors, framed by nature
The bountiful brilliance of autumn
Hagan Way divides the lush greenness of the main campus entrance, in silent anticipation of impending snow.
Campus View Apartments are visible through the curtain of a tree outside the CC.
Is this seat taken? Donor-provided benches offer respite near the southwestern end of Madigan Library, where fall's fire is matched by the building's signature red wall beyond.
Playing a late-season game of Solar Peek-a-Boo
The Bush Campus Center fire pit issues a cozy invitation.
"How beautiful the leaves grow old," wrote Catskills-born conservationist John Burroughs. "How full of light and color are their last days."
Clustered red berries adorn a Washington hawthorn outside the ATHS. The tree's leaves go through a succession of color changes and its flowers are bright white. (Thank you, horticulturist/grounds and motorpool manager Andrea L. Dildine!)
Gathered at the CC entrance, leaves await a wintry breeze to send them scampering.
Welded "Student Bodies" catch the rays along the splendidly scenic campus mall.