University photographers share their most colorful fall snapshots

Miami University photographers Jeff Sabo and Scott Kissell have taken thousands of fall beauty shots of our campuses through the years and never tire of marveling at the maples’ and oaks’ red and golden hues. Sabo, director of university photographic services, and Kissell, senior university photographer, both based out of University Communications and Marketing, selected the following as among their favorites.


Percy MacKaye, Miami’s and America’s first university poet-in-residence (1920-1924), paid his own special homage to “The Trees of Miami.” Below is an excerpt from his poem of that name. The first three lines are carved into Upham Hall’s north wall on the courtyard side. This is near the place where MacKaye’s woodland studio, the “Poet’s Shack,” once stood.

 THE TREES OF MIAMI
 Trees of Miami, beautiful trees! …
 Truth — remembrance — youth: of these
 You brood in your ancient reveries;
 In the flow of universal tides
 This is the knowledge that keeps you vernal: —
 Only beauty abides;
 Youth is eternal. 

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