The first snow of the season fell overnight Monday. The light dusting melted shortly after the sun crested the horizon. I’m only okay with it because it left the fallen leaves with water freckles.
Bands of lake effect rain/snow blew through all day, bringing brief showers, bouts of sunshine, and intensely dramatic skies. It was truly distracting. I’d look out the window (squirrel!) to be greeted with golden sun-kissed leaves backed by a broody sky, and have to rush off in search of the rainbow that must be overhead.
It wasn’t in my yard, where I kept expecting to see it, but that didn’t stop me from repeatedly hopping off the couch – away from my job – in a hurry to capture a bit of the fleeting autumnal splendor just steps away. Sure I had to work late this evening, but look at all those beautiful fall images (and all within short walking distance of home)! You can hardly tell winter is trying to creep in 😉
[Edit: Yes you can. See photos from this morning.]