All The Leaves Are Brown

Fall is one of my favorite seasons of the year. The heat of Summer dissipates, we start thinking of upcoming holidays, and we are treated to beautiful colors from the trees and other plant life as they prepare to tuck themselves away for the nearing Winter.

Unfortunately, that color doesn’t hang on for long. I was out walking this evening and noticed that the leaves still hanging on to their trees have all turned brown. It was only a couple of weeks ago that the color was still brilliant. It just goes to show that you have to enjoy the gifts God gives you at the moment and not take anything for granted.

Fortunately, I had a camera on me when I last saw Fall colors and got a couple of shots that I can go back to and look at until next Fall comes around.

Landscape at Connected Lakes State Park.
Connected Lakes State Park – Grand Junction CO
Trees along the Grand Junction Riverfront trail
Grand Junction Riverfront Trail

Going to Seed

Fall is finally here and the area milkweed is starting to release its seeds to ensure spring blooms. I love this plant. It produces stunning flowers and just as stunning seed pod openings.

Last Spring I was able to capture some great photos of milkweed blooms. I’ll enjoy seeing if next Spring I can get more but with a unique angle.

Milkweed isn’t only fun to look at. It also provides food for monarch butterflies. I don’t have any milkweed at home so I haven’t been able to use it to attract butterflies and photograph them. Hopefully I can change that next year.

Goodbye Summer

It’s starting to get cooler outside and tomorrow is the official first day of Fall. I’m looking forward to getting out of the heat.

I love when seasons change. It always gives me a feeling of renewed energy creativity and opportunity.

Each season holds its own treasures. In Fall we see beautiful colors in the trees and get to celebrate Thanksgiving. It very well could be my favorite time of year.