Talking about leaves.
Fall has come to many areas in the U.S. and abroad, but slower to arrive in other places, including the VA eastern shore. Walking around the neighborhood last week looking for visible signs of fall proved slow-going, as you can see.
While pine needles have started falling, most other trees remain green and leafy.
Yet, there are some slight variations with the most colorful leaves on the numerous poison ivy plants, which are always viewed from a distance and never touched.
There was still plenty of pollen gathering activity in the backyard wildflower meadow and in the front yard too. Notice all the pollen on the hind leg of the bee in the second photo.
Monarch butterflies traditionally will have started their fall migration to warmer climates, but there's still some stragglers around, although not in great numbers. These butterflies are the only insect that migrate to warmer temps over 2,000 miles away by wintering in Mexico and some parts of southern California. That's not a bad way to spend the winter months.
Warmth also applies to imagery. Here's a before collage taken around our yard last week.
Now those same images after a quick-fix edit in Picasa which was done just by selecting heat map under the image editing choices.
Around here, the next few weeks will bring slowly increasing color changes, but peak color won't be until November depending on the weather. Right now we are still fairly warm with daytime temps in the 70s.
Are YOU enjoying fall weather and colors now?