Today is the first day of Autumn. The days will get shorter and it will get colder.

This year, because of the heat wave and dry spell, the tree leaves are browning like those on the right side of the picture. They are also falling off and laying on the ground. Usually, the trees have colorful leaves and they stay on until October sometime and then a rain storm takes them down. The left side of the picture shows what they usually look like.

It is said that the light of Autumn is golden and it does look that way. It is mellow and has a beauty that is unmatched at any other time of year.  There are a lot of picture of the colorful trees and lovely light taken and can be seen online.

It is a wonderful time of year.