These pics were taken about three weeks ago, as the leaves started falling from the trees. I love the fall colors, but this truly is my favorite time of year – when all the leaves have fallen, the weather is cooler, and the air smells like dead rotting leaves. Ahhh, autumn.

Onto the photos. I feel like I should insert a ‘huzzah!’ in here somewhere for emphasis, but I’ll let it go.

I’m trying to squeeze all the enjoyment possible out of autumn before winter rolls around. I enjoy Northwoods winters about as much as I would enjoy colonic irrigation, so I’ve been outside quite a bit lately, rambling around and breathing in all that rotting-leaf-and-mud scented air.