Ok, so you were expecting bright colors and instead you see this shy guy blending in. This ruffed grouse is usually sitting on his log when I jog past. My observant bird dog has yet to see him. That is fine with me. It is fun to see him looking so miffed that we are interrupting his day. The rest of the photos are an attempt to capture the beauty around our place. The colors are so vibrant. Usually by now the snow and wind have chased the leaves away. This weekend was super windy, but the colors held. Fall is by far my favorite time of the year. "When every leaf is a flower, but only so for an hour." Luckily Robert Frost was wrong this year and we have enjoyed weeks of blooms.
You have to love cell phones. I never would have carried the camera with me as I got on the roof to clean the gutters. It was fun to observe the world from a different perspective.
Back on solid ground, I tried to capture the autumn splendor. This is the best show our little Fall Fiesta Maple has ever put on.
It just makes you want to wander off into the woods.
It is rare we get to see this much red. The red ozier dogwood and the sedum add wonderful highlights to our normal golden colors.
This Music Box Rose is putting on some fall fireworks of its own. It can't stop blooming. I don't mind. My only regret is it doesn't have much of a scent. It does make up for it in blooms.
Our one little apple tree is laden with apples. I have canned 6 pints of apple cider, froze apple pie filling for 6 pies, made two apple pies to eat, and one apple crisp. It hasn't even made a dent. This is the best they have ever tasted. I plan on making some Dutch apple pie jam, apple syrup, and maybe even try to dehydrate some in my oven.
That is it for the fall frolic. I hope you enjoyed the tours. I am anxious to see how long it will last. The winds this weekend, didn't strip the leaves so hopefully we can enjoy a few more weeks. How are the colors where you are?