Carpet of leaves

Almost all of the leaves are down from the trees in my yard. That’s always kind of a depressing moment for me. With the leaves down, that means the hours of daylight are getting less and less everyday.

fallen leaves

While I do love autumn, and enjoy the experience of the four seasons here in Wisconsin, the ever encroaching “season of darkness” is my least favorite time of the year.

You know that season… It’s dark when you get up. It’s dark when you get home from work. Most of the plant life looks kind of brown and grey. And usually there isn’t any snow on the ground yet to brighten things up.

fallen leaves

But enough of the negativity. At least I’ve got pictures of this colorful carpet of leaves, as a reminder of warm weather from days past, and time spent outside.