I know some parts of the country went straight from summer to winter without having a leisurely fall season. This part of California is having late fall weather now. Leaves are blowing everywhere, and soft rain is falling. At the senior center the last few weeks, I pick up leaves outside our art room off the patio, and take them inside to draw them. Most people come with paints, but it is more work to set up and pack and carry and unpack and pack again. I find it easier and just as fulfilling to carry only my little journal and a set of colored pencils. This group meets Monday mornings, so it's a good chance to catch up with everyone. Lots of times there is a lot more talking and not so much art.
I still have all these leaves in the back of the journal. The colors are fading, but they are still useful as models.
I wish I knew what kind of tree they come from. Do you recognize them?