And a long, warm fall ends suddenly in a weekend of drenching rain at just above the freezing point. The accompanying high winds have taken almost all the leaves and we are in the winter gap again, waiting (with varying degrees of eagerness) for snow.
The best expression of how I feel was found in a strange-ish place: with all my fall photography this year, the answer was on the camera roll in my phone. These four pictures were taken together within a few minutes of a sunny October afternoon. The subject is the large leaves of ordinary American yard maples falling into a garden of Japanese maples and large stones. I was trying to capture the ongoing presence of both kinds of maples in so many local gardens.
(I’ve set this gallery to display in random order, so feel free to refresh and change the composition. And of course you can click on each image to see it individually, and you can always contact me for a full sized version.)