Nobody around here really expects this Fall to be very colorful.
Too little rain. Too much heat.
But on my Saturday afternoon walk — minus the Sheltie, who doesn’t cotton to my carrying a camera and posing shots! — I found a few tiny glimmers that Mother Nature is preparing for Fall regardless.
A peek of color here. A hint of things to come there.
See if you agree:
Starting to show some yellows
Crimson beginning to show
Some fabulous reds
Golds and bronzes
Dogwood leaves up close
Yellows and oranges
Squirrels scurrying around gathering food for Winter
Evergreens stripped of their needles by Summer’s drought (probably won’t recover, either)
Corn (such as it was) has been harvested; fields resting
Just a few of the arborvitae shrubs we lost this summer — maybe because of drought, maybe because of pests or disease
I couldn’t resist ending with these purple beauties!