I love the way that leaves change colors, gradually at first and then all of the sudden all the green is gone and bold reds, oranges, and golds appear. Amazing.
Such a beautiful, lush spot in the woods. I can't believe how incredible the colors are this year! Can you see why Ryley is hard to spot in here? He is almost the color of those leaves!!
A closer look into the woods. I always marvel at the way we try to mimic the characteristics of nature in the way we use design principles. This is a great example of depth, asymmetry, foreground, shadowing, and balance. All those things I learned in my classes were just an attempt to duplicate the beauty and creativity of the Lord.
These are the woods right behind our condo, where Ryley likes to play. They are so gorgeous in the fall, but they're also kind of mysterious when all the leaves are gone and a fresh snow covers all the branches. Yikes! Did I just bring up the beauty of snow?? I really am becoming a native here. Sadly, the possibility of snow is just around the corner! I'm guessing in another week, all of these leaves will be gone. It's been really cold here lately. Ready or not, here comes winter!!