[OT from cottage renovations]
The end of last weekend provided more opportunity for the taking of pictures than for their processing, so here's the rest of the batch. For the most part our leaves were taken down by a couple of days worth of rain, trading more sky for a certain starkness of appearance, so it's good to look back those few days to see what had recently remained.
(click through these thumbnails for higher resolution images)
These dogwood leaves out back were still hanging on, positively glowing as the morning light came streaming through.
While out on the circle these Japanese Maples were completely dazzling.
... and down on Chestnut Road and Oak Street these leaves, among the kazillions to have fallen in the Grove, over the past few weeks, created a found composition that was appealing even in random collections and detached from their trees.
Much of the Grove is dedicated as parkland, some instances of which are small and inobvious in that they have no marker and do not appear on published maps. Knott Park is a good example, occupying the open area between Grove and First Avenues. Its spring and summer dogwoods and hydrangeas give way in the fall to this leaf display -- followed in turn by an overwinter dormancy in which one remembers and anticipates the other seasons.