Right around the time I convince myself
it will be a dismal,
colorless fall -
the result of it being too dry,
the lack of a hard frost ...
all the 'factors' that mean the leaves
will simply turn brown and drop,
I look up
and am suddenly enveloped
by multihued layers of colors
and abstract designs of nature
that take my breath away.
It was a singularly gorgeous weekend.
Hope you found yourself outside
right in the thick of things.