So it seems fall has arrived with a vengeance, and in some areas, it is quite belligerent. We don’t have the snow and really cold weather yet where I am, but it is not far away, I’m sure. As all of the plants and a few of the animals will be thinking about retreating for the winter, things are changing visually. The color is draining from all of our trees and their leaves. We don’t get the bright reds and yellows like they do on the east coast. Ours are more muted and turn brown faster, I think because we do not get the cold snaps. It seems our native trees (the really old ones) follow along this line. The trees that people plant in their yards are the ones that keep the bright rich colors. This weeks images are fresh from the cool outdoors as I was looking for sketching and photo subjects. There are still a few flowers still insisting on displaying their bright colors, plus the hikers tend to show off their colors as well. Then there is the Lamb’s ear type of plant that looks like it was cut out of an old wool blanket. The orange thing is a fungus that was growing on an old log. It is that color of orange too. I don’t know any of their botanical names, for me that may only confuse the image. Happy fall!