This view not far from our house shows some of the leaves already beginning to turn.
In many places, the woods are filled with fallen leaves and the wild mushrooms are thriving with our frequent summer storms.
The following photograph was taken near the same area as the others above. Notice that it seems so much greener and less like autumn than the others. In the mountains, it makes a bit difference if you grow on one side of the mountain rather than the other.
We enjoy autumn and are fortunate to have miles and miles of roads with magnificent color right in our own community. We do take drives through the higher mountains even if we have to share our roads with the leaf peepers. One perk of mountain living is that driving to different elevations provides different signs of changing seasons. Indeed life is better in the mountains.
For now, we are enjoying the warm sunny days, even as the hours of daylight are diminishing. And while we enjoy this lovely weather we are also thinking about those who have been in harm's way from Hurricane Dorian. And all those across our planet who are suffering weather's devastating effects.
The first quote comes from author George Eliot:
"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns."
And one of my favorites is from an anonymous poet:
"The trees are about to show us how lovely it is to let the dead things go."
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK, EVERYONE
ENJOY EVERY SINGLE DAY