Delightful weather and beautiful fall foliage seem to beckon one out for a walk. The time is right to enjoy the outdoors before the leaves have all fallen.
Recent days have found me heading down the trail behind our house.
Now that I know there won't be many more walks here, I am seeing things in a new light.
The fall color show is in full swing around here, although some of the trees are beginning to drop their leaves.
A bit of red.
This is the tree right across the street from us.
Each morning the sun illuminates it making this autumn beauty even more stunning. When I look out the dining room window, it is the sight that greets me first thing. A wonderful way to start the day.
Something else that got my attention this week.
One last large clematis blossom greeting me every time I went to the mailbox. Each day I expected it to be gone, yet there it was.
In a strange way I felt like parting is going to be sweet sorrow for both of us. :) Maybe you have to be a gardener to appreciate that thought or maybe I'm just a bit strange :D.
This photo from last spring might do a better job of showing just why she will be missed. I planted her years ago and with very little care since then she put on a spectacular spring show every year.
Through the years many people in the neighborhood have commented on how beautiful she is. Last year we even had a tall teenage boy stop, take out his earbuds and tell us how it makes him happy when he walks by and sees it in bloom. Wow!
So, while I will miss her, I'm happy to think that others will continue to enjoy and appreciate her.