I've been making a point to stop and take more photos of this fleeting season. Some of them are only on Instagram (there's a handy little blue link to all my Instagram photos right there, at right!), like this morning's mushroom shot and this afternoon's drive-by beauty in Salem.
Deciduous trees are at various stages of leaf drop. Some area trees are already bare, while others – like our pink-flowering cherry – are still green (except for this one little cluster of color):
My big Japanese maple is glowing, while the flowering plum behind it is still dressed in summer's dark garb:
The potted thread-leaf Japanese maple is dominating the display on our deck:
But the hummers have eyes only for the feeder on our dirty French door.
That's it for today from . . .