Rafael didn't have a fever this morning, so I bundled him up and we walked the dogs together. I was surprised how much the foliage had advanced since I had last taken a walk. I brought my camera along to capture some of October's very first autumn colors.
This young maple is the first tree to be bright yellow each year.
These vines are the brightest red of all.
My long-term reader will recognize this sight...these houses tucked into the hillside. I just love this picture in every season. You can see it here in this frosty winter post.
Entering the forest, I turned back to get a shot of the road, just barely gilded with gold.
How's my little boy?
He needs cheering up.
Maybe this autumn branch will help...
Yeah, that helped a little.
And how are the doggies?
They have new haircuts!
Boston, that's rude.
I almost stepped on this gorgeous caterpillar. Isn't nature incredible? I picked him up with a stick and put him on the side of the path.
Soon this road will be all red, yellow, and brown.
And there, on the opposite hillside, you can see the lovely beginnings of fall.
Hope you are all well and enjoying these first days of October!
P.S. Thank you for all of your get-well wishes! We are on the road to recovery.