Lori Down the Street took this photo of the red maple in front of our house a few days ago.
Curiously it was on the same day that I had stepped out to photograph it.
I like the contrast with the golden leaves of the tree next door.
Meantime the tree just outside my den window has lost a good portion of its leaves already. Soon they will all be gone until spring.
The Weather Gods tell us a cold front is headed our way tonight and tomorrow and there is even a possibility of a bit of snow.
But don't tell SWMBO's Christmas Cactus about that.
It is blooming.
Just like the local merchandisers, it seems to be pushing the season.
But we are thankful for its beauty.
With its many buds, it may just stick around for Ye Olde Noel.