Of all the seasons observed here in Pennsylvania, autumn is most likely my favorite.
I love the pops of color that are displayed in place of the green leaves.
I especially adore the shapes of the colored leaves against water.
Whether it is reflection in the neighbor's pond or just some leaves covering the surface of a small stream, the images are some of my favorite subjects.
I also adore the "normal" fall temperatures.
However, this latest run of toasty weather has been a little too warm and humid for my taste.
I made my objections to Mother Nature and she hasn't responded to my complaints yet.
I'm not the only one who likes the fall season.
The following are a collection of quotes gleaned from the internet.
The report for Oct. 7 through 13 stated, "Northern counties continue to progress rapidly to peak foliage after last week’s cold nights.
Expect the above-average temperatures and humidity this week to slow the transition of leaves in much of the commonwealth, however.
Fall foliage sightseers are advised to travel north of U.S. Route 80 for the best colors in Pennsylvania, currently."
Further down in the report regional foresters weighed in with their observations and photos.
Some area overlooks and landscapes were featured in those pictures.
My yellow maple in the front yard has dropped leaves. I'm not sure if it will have a grand display this year.
That will be for Mother Nature and her handle on the weather to decide. She doesn't listen to my suggestions.
That's just the nature of things 'round here.