Yeah, it's not like that here. For starters, there aren't nearly as many trees as there are back East. But I think it's very pretty here in Iowa in the fall. It's a more subtle beauty. The thing I've liked most about it, at least from a photographic perspective, is that it helps me to focus on the little details, like the amazing individual leaves that are the basic building blocks of fall foliage. I'm happy to say that this native New Englander has enjoyed fall in the Midwest, so I guess we'll stick around for some more of them.
I took all these pictures throughout September and October in an exciting place--my backyard!
(I apologize that I stack my photos one after another instead of putting some side-by-side or in mosaics. I don't know how to do mosaics and whenever I try to put pictures side-by-side it doesn't work. Someday I'll learn!)
|The summer green is mixed in with the fall red here. It's a mixture of my two favorite seasons.|
|Closest of all!|
|I like the feathery yellow leaves of this giant tree at the back of the yard.|
|A semi-circle of trees in the next-door neighbor's backyard.|
|Bare trees can be beautiful too.|
I hope you've enjoyed your fall as much as I have!