I didn’t have my usual formula for getting my pictures today. I actually spread my pictures out over a couple days and the change to me is obvious. Is was cool and nice when I started and now it’s snowing. I knew that the change was on the way…it’s been quite cool and rainy lately. When there’s a lot of moisture in the air and it’s struggling to stay in the forties…I know what will soon follow. I find leaves in the rain kind of sad somehowbut I also kind of like it…all I need is some blues playing softly in the background. There’s a look to the prairie beyond our backyard gets when I know fall is about done…it’s really got that look right now. The red leaves on the trees in our front yard are gone now so I’m focusing on the fallen gold from the formerly awesome trees in the backyard. The mornings were frosty enough so the water drops were solid and that wasn’t the look I wanted to capture. The deck is covered with leaves laying down for the last time this yearand the sky looks like it could either rain or snow. Soon there won’t be a golden leaf left on the treesand the view will be filled with the white blanket called snowbut for now I have the last hurrah of fall to enjoy. I’ve never seen such a glorious gold but now it’s tinged with rust. The flaws of morning frosts are beginning to show now. Suddenly the fringes of fall are looking winteringand the table that was set for fall now sees the table cloth of snow that we knew would come. The railings that were hot to the touch all summer now have the bite of cold. Now we march on with the season and only God knows where these steps lead.