"O hushed October morning mild,
Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;
Tomorrow's wind, if it be wild,
Should waste them all.
The crows above the forest call;
Tomorrow they may form and go.
O hushed October morning mild,
Begin the hours of this day slow.
Make the day seem to us less brief.
Hearts not averse to being beguiled,
Beguile us in the way you know.
Release one leaf at break of day;
At noon release another leaf;
One from our trees, one far away."
~Robert Frost, October
Since I haven't really been anywhere to take photos this fall season yet, I will share two from last year. The top pic is a larger version of the one above in my four seasons header. The other is from the same park.
Our leaves are changing rapidly now and I hope to get to take at least one day to drive somewhere to enjoy the colors in the next week when they will probably be at their peak. I don't know that the fall colors will be at their best this year here in my neck of the woods since the daytime temperature has mostly stayed very warm for this time of year.
Edited to add: These photos were taken at Rothwell Park in Moberly, Mo.
Until next time...