Last week there were reds and yellows in the woods, standing out against burnished shades of gold and occasional greens.
Several days of strong wind did not diminish the display.
Rather, as some of the leaves dropped, the sun was able to shine through the branches, making the leaves that still clung to them more radiant in the glow.
This week, after several cold nights and more wind accompanied by heavy rain, all the colors have gone brown.
We’re in copper season now!
There was a dusting of icy snow on my car when I left for work yesterday morning, a winter-like chill in the air when I walked the dogs in the evening. The wind is howling now.
I’m collecting the memories of these penny-bright days, warm sun through fiery leaves, to carry me through the next – colder – season.