The leaves are almost gone now. Our pear tree bit the dust (literally) a few weeks ago, but I found these photos I took on one of my neighborhood walks a few years ago. Let’s have one last look at the wonder before we bid farewell to autumn.
Yellow is my favorite fall color. There’s nothing quite like fall yellows on a bright sunshiny autumn day. The riot of color turns the landscape into a magical place for a few short weeks.
The reds, the oranges too. The variety of colors means you never see the same scene twice. When you pay attention, you can almost see the colors changing before your eyes. Each day brings a new palette until…
You wake one morning and most of the leaves are on the ground waiting for the rakes and the blowers. It’s illegal now, but I remember the delicious smell of burning leaves when I was growing up. Everyone did it and … was there really any harm?
Now, the leaves on the ground are a slippery, wet nuisance. Back then, they were huge piles waiting for jumping and screaming kids. Ever burn holes in fallen leaves with a magnifying lens? That was great fun too.
One last look at the colors of autumn because you know what comes next…brrrr!
Be sure to stop by Lisa’s Chaos for her Monday Macros. You’ll find links to some terrific photographs and their creators.