Sometimes the colors are the brightest and best in your own back yard. Yesterday we traveled along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Afton Mountain near Waynesboro. The sun was shining and the colors were about the same a here...a little bit more yellow.
A very small flower has continued to bloom through snow and freezing weather.
The red leaf maple has been in the yard for about nine years. This year it is the most vibrant red it has ever been.
Trees in the back yard next to the woods at the spot where the deer come out to enjoy our gardens.
The little maple tree in our mountain yard. It has a natural slope to it.
So many leaves have dropped from the tulip poplars that you can see the colors of the mountains.
Next to the studio, petals falling as the wind blows. A small insect inside the only blooming Japanese anemone.
A milkweed plant grown from seed that took its own time in coming to flower.
A few asters are still purple and shielded by the butterfly bush.