Though it felt like summer in Texas, here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest it is definitely fall.
I love the autumn colors, the scent of woodsmoke in the air and the crackle of leaves that drift through the trees when a breeze comes up.
The maples are my favorites. Leaves that show so many colors.
A striking contrast against the darker evergreens.
Some scenes are so beautiful they seem to be staged – but no this is just a stump in front of a vine maple at the edge of the woods.
A view down the driveway with the fallen leaves almost covering the gravel.