The very definition of a "blush of pink." This late September hydrangea showed colors ranging from the most subtle to the most distinctive.
Staring up into the trees...
... or staring down into the pavement. I find so much beauty everywhere. These shadows remind me of a small boulder in my childhood home's yard which had a fossilized fern in it. Adele's Chasing Pavements here.
A very pretty blue ceramic pot of autumn chrysanthemums on neighbor Rick's steps.
The softly wavy edges of these granite pavers really soften their severely hard-edged layout. A morning rain shower's drenching of these blocks is slowly drying out in this afternoon photo.
My angel-wing begonia is now in the attic, and the wrought iron lawn furniture is stored in the cellar for the duration of the winter. Baby bunny, Zsa Zsa, who first came around to us this summer as we enjoyed afternoon cocktails and appetizers seated here, is still showing up, looking for cracked corn every afternoon at 5 pm!
... or sad—these classic masks of drama kept watch over Madison's elementary school children starting in 1936. This school has been closed for a few years, but is kept in good condition until a new use can be found for it.
Closing today, I've put together a panoramic view of part of Madison's shoreline. The far right of the crumbling stone breakwater still shows the effects of Tropical Storm Irene from late August. Click on this image to enlarge!