After several days of rain, the sun came out for a brief time today so I quickly headed outdoors. Of course, I took along my camera so I could share all of our beautiful fall colors with you. I threw on my cap and sunscreen (a must to keep those freckles at bay) and headed out for my walk. The reds and yellows were so vibrant with the sun shining on them.
One of the advantages of living here are the many parks. We're lucky to have one right across the road from us so I took a walk through the winding path to take a few photos there. I love acorns, and unlike last year, they now seem to be in abundance.
Returning home, I took a stroll through our yard. Remember my favorite hydrangeas that I used in my summer arrangements for their beautiful creamy white color? Well, now they have turned into gorgeous shades of bronze and pink - perfect for my table this Saturday evening.
Right beside our home, we have a very old, seventy foot black walnut tree. For those of you not familiar with black walnuts, the tree starts dropping its nuts in September and continues through October. The nuts are enclosed in hard green hulls (about the size of clementines) and when they hit our roof and skylights it sounds like we're under attack! I cannot even estimate the number of walnuts we pick up each fall - countless bags! It's shear joy when the last nut falls and very entertaining to watch the squirrels carry them around in their mouths.
Hope you enjoyed coming along on my walk. Note to self: next time wear my wellies, lots of rain brings lots of mud!