These days you don’t have to look too hard to see signs of autumn around here. But we are still a ways away from the brilliant color. One of the things I like about autumn is the gradual onset of it. The leaves begin to lose their glossiness, then they start to change color, then they become bright and brilliant and then they start to fall.
The leaf-peepers will be showing up soon. They make illegal left turns and generally don’t know where they are going but I forgive them their trespasses because I know they are gawking or have spent all day gawking and are now too tired to pay attention. They are on autumn-overload.
But that’s a couple weeks away. It is safe to drive right now.
|These wild grapes crop up all over our neighborhood. The birds are happy.|