Fall in my area of the world just wasn't as spectacular as it was last year. I believe it had to do with the fact that we were really dry this year, not as much rain for those leaves to soak up. Whatever the reasoning, I only got a handful of photos compared to last year.
I live in a rural area of Illinois and to me it is just perfect. When I drive around I love that there is open land and few buildings. I love that you can see the sky so clearly without anything blocking it. It makes me feel like I have room to breath. Country roads are the best, especially in the Fall!
I added a texture to the photo and it changes the whole look of things.
Here is that openness I was speaking of...wonderful isn't it? Well, if I ever get the urge for city life, I only have to go 45 min. into the city...kind of the best of both worlds I like to think!
and here I added another texture
I just love this lone colorful tree...it has many years ahead to give pleasure to the senses!