Today's weather was damp and raw. In the morning, I went to a yard sale in Winchester and an outdoor farmer's market. Too bad it wasn't nice out, it would have been a little more enjoyable. In the afternoon, I decided to take a walk around my neighborhood.
I could see that Autumn had arrived. Right outside my back door there was a smattering of colorful leaves on the ground. I thought it was a little early in the season for such brilliant color but then I realized it is almost October! It seems like just yesterday I was standing by the lighthouse in Maine but it was nearly a month ago.
My upstairs neighbor put a new autumnal plant outside the front door of our condominium.
The neighbors next door but the requisite pumpkins on the back stairway. Their hydrangea bush has turned a beautiful mauve color.
Even the flowers/weeds growing by the street looked pretty under a cloudy sky.
I walked down the street and spied a magnificient rose in someone's yard. The color caught my eye and I walked right across their lawn to get a better look. Luckily, they weren't home.
The rose was such a lovely shade I just had to snap a photo of it. Look, it has a companion.
My favorite trees have multi color leaves. The colors look so much nicer when the reds and oranges have a green backdrop.
I can't wait for all the trees to turn. I haven't seen many yellows yet.
Just one more leafy shot for the day. I should have taken some of the fallen leaves home to press. Did you press leaves as a child? Or jump in the piles of leaves your father had just raked?
Many of the homes in the neighborhood had a mum plant and a pumpkin on the front steps, but, this one had to be my favorite. The homeowners definitely gave their display more thought. I like the cornstalks framing the doorway and the use of color. Very pretty!
My last stop and I found another rosebush in a neighbor's yard. These look more like Summer roses to me. I guess Autumn hasn't totally arrived yet. Some of us are still hanging on to Summer.