Fall has made an early arrival this year. Virginia creeper (shown above) and poison ivy are the first to blaze in color here in west central Ohio.
Here is some poison ivy that’s made an impressive climb up a maple tree:
I spotted a fallen branch in a prairie crowded with goldenrod. This branch looks like a long-legged man hiking:
The fall asters are in bloom. Leaf season is definitely upon us.
This morning I headed toward downtown by the Ottawa River. There’s no denying that fall is upon us, even though its official start is more than a week away.
The trees that sustain the most direct sunlight are starting to change color. I also spotted a stray ginger cat sitting beside a walking bridge that spans the river:
While he lingered long enough for me to take a few pictures of him, he made himself scarce whenever I tried to get closer than five paces from him.
I really adore leaf season. If only it could last long enough to crush the harshness of winter.