Our fall so far has been less than fall-ish. Normal highs for today are in the 60's but we have been in the 40's. The frost man came for a visit, sprinkling frosty dust all over the ground this morning. I learned its very hard to capture the twinkling crystals. I was either blowing the photo out with only hints of light and glimmer, or catching the shadows of dark blobs. But by noon today, the sun began playing peek a boo with the clouds and I managed to play with it amongst the red and green leaves of the maple tree in the backyard. Its hard to believe all these photos came from one afternoon of fooling around.
I wrapped up in time for the clouds to grow dark and start leaking drops of rain. As much as I should embrace them, I won't until tomorrow perhaps. Because by then those pesky watery drops are scheduled to freeze into light flakes of the white stuff and I can hardly bring myself to call it by its name. For now it shall simply be known as the "S" word. *Sigh*