The Virginia Creeper has turned red and is covered with little berries.
A few tendrils have escaped to begin climbing up the shade tree. I will have to coax them back to where they belong.
I love looking out over the bench and watching the seasons change. This is one of my favorite spots in the yard. Two weeks ago the Flame Maple was just beginning to turn.
Even though the Dogwood tree is still green, soon it will be too wet and cold to sit outside on the bench.
The last of the summer flowers are still hanging on, bravely awaiting the first kiss of frost.
Meanwhile, over the last couple of weeks, the maple has, oh, so quickly, begun the gentle dropping of its leaves, its full glory will be gone much too soon.
Oh! How I love Autumn! Thankful for eyes that see.
"Every Leaf speaks bliss
to me, fluttering from
the autumn tree."