Sunday, November 3, 2013

Last chance?

Today was an outstanding day in my world. Why you ask? Because the sun came out!

It'd been dark, overcast, and rainy here for almost a month. So this morning I saw the sun and went looking for some fall color.

Lucky for me I found some. Like this ginormous maple tree.
The colors were great but it won't stay that way for long. There was frost on the ground and the trees were losing lots of leaves.
Here are some frosty leaves on a rose bush.
Most of these maple leaves probably won't last the day. There was just a subtle breeze, yet the tree dropped about a quarter of it's leaves while I was there.
This Japanese maple seemed to be fairing better than some of the others. It still had most of it's leaves.
This is my favorite tree of the day. Though it looks like several tree trunks in a row, it's actually just one giant maple.
Here's a view of it's canopy from another angle.
It's hard to go wrong with orange or yellow leaves against a blue sky in good light.
Not to be outdone, the oak trees had lots of color as well.
Like this one,
but I'll finish with another photo of that beautiful maple tree.
Based on the number of leaves falling this morning I doubt I'll have many more opportunities to shoot fall color this year.


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