What a show the Old Wild Mother puts on when she is in the mood. There are autumn mornings when the view takes my breath away, and this is one of them.
One has to be out in the garden and standing under the old maple tree, or viewing the images captured at their original size (several feet across) and resolution to fathom just how beautiful this northern place is in autumn.
Happy Columbus Day everyone! Whatever form your celebrations take, may your day be grand, and may it be with color and fragrance, the music of geese in flight. Diane Ackerman's description of herself fits me too - here stands an earth ecstatic.