… when colorful leaves are still around!
Over the weekend I hustled down to my favorite nature nook to get photos of what I figured would be the last of the colorful leaves. We have had September-like weather and those still-beautiful leaves added some welcome pops of color in the Park.
It was hard to believe that only a week ago, give or take a few days, the leaves were gently fluttering down, but suddenly they began to drop in earnest, as if Mother Nature had wagged a finger at the trees and set a deadline for them to get bare. Now the squirrel and bird nests were visible, much to their owners’ chagrin I’m sure. If I put down peanuts now, unless my furry friends are paying attention, they’ll likely get lost in the leaves.
I noticed leaves had swirled about and collected near some of the park benches …
… making it look a little desolate to me, especially as I saw no squirrels or birds. Where was everyone? I usually don’t need to announce my presence. Hmm. No one showed up until the second time around – they must’ve slept in.
It was a delightful six-mile stroll and the sun finally peeked through the clouds just prior to leaving the Park, which prompted me to make a detour, as I decided the pileup of chores that awaited me at home could wait because I was making one more stop, which you’ll read about in my next post.