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Fall impressions: A season of campus beauty

October 30, 2014

Temperatures drop, leaves turn, days shorten and sometimes life slows down enough to contemplate next steps. “Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons,” author Jim Bishop once wrote. On a campus known for its beauty, this season certainly rivals others for making us look around and take notice. (Photos by Jeff Miller and Bryce Richter of University Communications.)

Photo: Bucky banner

With the backdrop of a newly designed banner featuring beloved mascot Bucky Badger, students study amid the fallen leaves on Bascom Hill.

Photo: Undergraduate Sarah Perreth on Bascom lawn

With fall color both beneath and above her, undergraduate Sarah Perreth relaxes on the lawn behind the Law Building.

Photo: Campus tour

Casting long shadows, a group of prospective students and their families stops outside 333 East Campus Mall and the University Square complex during a campus tour led by a Campus and Visitor Relations guide.

Photo: Walkers and runners on Lakeshore Path

Walkers and runners make their way along a leaf-strewn Howard Temin Lakeshore Path.

Photo: Couple gaze at Lake Mendota

Giving their bikes and themselves a break on Observatory Hill, a couple gaze at the shore of Lake Mendota.

Photo: Leaf angels near Elizabeth Waters

Who needs snow angels? Undergraduates Jenny Recktenwald, left, and Aubrey Nigh play among the fallen leaves near Elizabeth Waters Residence Hall.

Photo: Tannin imprint

A tannin imprint echoes its neighboring leaf on a concrete campus walkway following a recent rain.

Photo: Clearing leaves on Bascom Hill

Working near the Abraham Lincoln statue on Bascom Hill, a UW grounds crew member clears fallen leaves that have overstayed their welcome.