Autumn has long been my favorite season of the year, and I'm thankful for it.
Here in coastal California, we typically have warm, sunny days, interspersed with an occasional light rain. The sun feels gentle on the skin, not searing and burning, and the rain gives promise of renewal, as it slowly turns our golden hillsides green with fresh grass, and leaf-fall in the forests leaves a lovely mosaic of color on the trails. Vineyards turn a red, or orange or yellow, depending on the variety.
Here the color of autumn is gentle in nature, but spectacularly brilliant garden specimen trees, pumpkin fields along the coast, and gorgeous arrangements elsewhere.
(Active Rain meet up in Napa, CA, organized by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert .
I really like this picture of Yolanda and husband Bob Gilbert)