Despite the recent freeze, the calendar still indicates it is fall for a few more days. Buffy and I took to the woods yesterday. Buffy found the scent of something to give fruitless chase; I found color remaining in the woods, including sumac and sweet gum.
A small grove of ancient magnolias, at right, tall and thin because of crowding.
Back at the house, we found color in the garden, an oakleaf hydrangea and a crape myrtle.
Today it is misty, rainy, damp and the colors look faded, typical late fall weather.