I always think of Halloween as the official start to winter. I was hoping to get some nice fall shots this year, but then we had a lot of rain followed by a lot of wind.
It’s one long slide towards Winter Monochrome from here.
There are still a few leaves clinging to the branches of the burning bush.
But the fallen leaves are just as pretty.
Some of the roses are still hanging in there.
Others aren’t faring as well.
The Japanese maple was beautiful before the weather hit. Now it has exactly one leaf left hanging.
When I moved around to take a picture of the cinnamon maple, I found this beauty tucked behind one of the piles of split firewood.
You know you live in a mild climate when your roses look like this, on the day before Halloween!