A few weeks ago I talked about the September wildflowers being a prelude to the “big October show” of the leaves. Last year around this time, I took my mom to Green Lakes State Park for a Saturday walk around the lakes on a really splendid sunny day when the leaves were at peak. Took a lot of photos. This year I wanted to do it again, so I’ve been waiting and watching for the leaves to turn and the weather to be cooperative. However, it’s now occurring to me that some days and experiences you just can’t repeat. Some days are just destined to be singularly golden.
I wouldn’t mind getting some nice pictures from a different park this weekend, but in the meantime, why not continue to worship perfection? Here again (with some newly added items at the end) is my ode to the greatness that was October 11, 2008.