The view looking South on my street.
Autumn is going and with it the magnificent color that I love. This photo was taken a few days ago as a windy day encouraged the first leaf drop. I decided I better take a few photos before we moved from color to black and white for the winter. This tree in my back yard was at peak 5 days ago and every day we wake to find more leaves piled on the ground. I really mourn for the loss of autumn every year. It has always been my favorite season. The climate is moderate, except for the occasional unseasonal early snow. It is perfect walking, bicycling and being outdoors weather. In fact I have been outdoors so much I haven't been doing much painting for my art class tomorrow. Yesterday when we picked up Clio, we brought her here to play in the leaves as there are few trees in the newer neighborhood where she lives. She was wary at first but finally began throwing leaves with real gusto.