I wish I were a poet, because verse and rhyme seems the most apt way to express pieces of autumn's beauty and the joy it brings. Since I am not, I will try to capture bits of autumn through the camera's eye.
Sunshine, clouds, and a balmy day in autumn worked together to create beauty in such simple ways. A large and mighty river winding through the shrub-steppe landscape seems even mightier from a bluff above it.
Beautiful sunflowers and bachelor buttons refuse to give up their bloom just because summer is past. Although the landscape around them is dry and beige, their vibrant faces smile upwards and speak to my heart.
Little bits of trivia add a dash of romance to the day. An island on the river contains a cabin and a boat landing. The only privately owned island on the river seems so appealing from afar.
Oak trees in all stages of colorful change dot the volcanic ridden soil, mixing black with copper for a pretty effect.
Autumn is passing quickly. Snow is predicted for this week-end. Winter approaches and autumn's colorful glory will be missed. I'm enjoying it while I can. I hope you are too!