A good friend of mine and her husband made a trip a few days ago to the Aboretum and Japanese Gardens here in Seattle. She took some wonderful pictures and sent them to me and I asked if I could share them with all of you and she was delighted. We were both looking wistfully at these pictures because only a few days ago we were enjoying mild fall temps, blue skies and brilliant colors, but the last few days has brought the rain, the gray and the chilly winds and it will be a while before we can enjoy this rich tapestry of color again.
The wind blows the leaves about leaving colorful piles everywhere, but at least here they don't have to rake them up on a daily basis as the rest of us have to do.
But that's the beauty of having cameras and being able to catch and hold on to the beauty as a reminder during the dark winter that spring will come again and summer and a colorful fall.
I hope you enjoy these as much as I have and thanks to Mary for taking and sharing them.