We have had exceptional weather this fall. After a cold wet summer, we have been treated to a few weeks in September that has been wonderful. Although the valley below me did see frost at the beginning of the month, this year it has spared me up on the hill long enough to let my gorgeous Mammoth Russian sunflowers come into bloom.
The geography here is characterized as Aspen Parkland. That means we have some boreal forest mixed with aspen, poplar, birch and maple, set within grasslands. Look at the natural beauties of fall within these deciduous forests. These are wild areas. Look at the variety of colors!
The maple tree in front of my house is covered with so many seed pods that it appears to be yellow.
In the last few weeks I've seen many snakes and salamanders. The weather has been warm, so they've been active, along with the larger dragonflies who show up in late August, replacing their smaller cousins.
Notice that the end of the rainbow is in my barn. Maybe there is a pot of gold there, under all the llama manure. I guess I'll find it when I do the fall cleaning in October. Lucky me!