Jack brought this bright little treasure to me today while out in the yard. Not only does he love sticks but with the leaves still attached it is an added bonus. This is another example of the intense season that is upon us. Not only is the color range magnified but the beauty and delight being seen everyday is something I can really appreciate as an artist. It is my favorite time of the year because of the cool weather but also for the sheer loveliness of the trees that surround me in my everyday life.