We are having a glorious autumn, in our neck of the woods. Sometimes the hard freeze will come too soon which makes the colors blah. Sometimes a huge windstorm will come just as the leaves turn and all of the beauty is blown away in one crazy night. This year, however, we've had several frosts and lots of afternoon sun. The trees have all had plenty of time to gradually fall into dormancy.
We did see several different kinds of ducks and hawks, a few brightly colored song birds, a couple of garter snakes, several owl pellets, lots of scat, a dead frog, and a coyote. It wasn't a total famine.
Mostly, we enjoyed hiking around and taking in the perfect day.
And just being together on that perfect day. (Yes, we missed you, Isaac!)