Hemanta, is the Samskrita name for the Fall season.

‘Hema’ means gold, and Hemanta means golden hued.

Coming from the southern India, where trees do not shed the leaves nor change their color, I never appreciated the meaning of the name till I moved to more northern latitudes :).

Anyway, to make a long story short, here are some fall color pictures from around Boulder Creek, CA. By the way, California probably comes last in the list of places where people might go to see Fall colors, but what you find here is beautiful too!