Fall Beauty Is Subtle but Sweet

I’ve really been enjoying the weather and the fall foliage the past week or two. It got all windy in Austin and leaves were swirling like they did back in Illinois when I lived there.

One oak and many cedar elms

Here at the ranch the cedar elms are the ones that provide color. It’s not bright, but the trees have many shades going from orange to russet brown.

Yellow leaves!

There’s one tree with yellow foliage. I’m thinking it’s a mesquite. I didn’t look too hard. It must be something else.

Hard to choose just one.

And the sunsets just keep on coming. I’m so glad to be able to get out and enjoy the seasons. It was a hard day for one group I’m in.

So, here’s another one.

Look at this

I got a happy surprise on my dog walk today. I saw something shiny and realized our stream has water in it! The pond is not full, but I guess it’s rained enough to get the springs flowing. Good news.

To the right of the asters and willows is water!

But wait, there’s more

You may remember me saying that one name for it part of the county is Silver City. There used to be a store at the corner of our road and FM 485. By the time we moved here, all that remained was a faded sign. Still, it was a convenient landmark to help people find our road.

Turn here!

Not too long ago, the sign fell down in a storm. I was sad. But, as you can see, some wonderful person or persons put the sign back! We now know where to tell people to turn again!

Author: Sue Ann (Suna) Kendall

The person behind The Hermits' Rest blog and many others. I'm a certified Texas Master Naturalist and love the nature of Milam County. I manage technical writers in Austin, help with Hearts Homes and Hands, a personal assistance service, in Cameron, and serve on three nonprofit boards. You may know me from La Leche League, knitting, iNaturalist, or Facebook. I'm interested in ALL of you!

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