The change of the seasons from Summer to Fall is an anticipated event in our neck of the woods.
The beginning of the fall equinox began September 23 this year. Most of the Northern reaches of our Country were already celebrating the changeing of the colors at this time.
Here it is the middle of November at our latitude and the dropping of the leaves is just now occuring! After our patience trying hot summer all is forgot and we are welcoming the beauty of the cool and sometimes crispy Autumn mornings. Even the Pines seem to enjoy the change!
The cottonwoods always parade their gold, yellow, and orange cast leaves to those who choose to walk the creek bottoms. After the last energy they could muster to show their beauty to those of us who love to muse, only the leafless branches will remain. A well deserved rest from the tireless job of bringing spring blooms, shade to cool in, and the grand finale of a fully dressed encore!