It has been a beautiful, moderate, pleasant weekend for November.  Yesterday I set out for some favorite fall stops.  How far does one have to go for some fall color?  I mean, I went all the way to Acadia to see some but as Dorothy said, “There’s no place like home.”  Here’s that Japanese Maple in my back yard.

My Japanese Maple


Also available in a nice place mat.


I think I’ve OD’d on twilights, sunsets/rises, flowing streams, waterfalls, and waves.  So, as they used to say on Monty Python, “Now for something completely different.”

Abstraction In The Pond


Then I drove out through Valley Forge which was just perfect.  It was good to see families out enjoying it all.

Families Enjoying Valley Forge Park


Then I ran into a friend from last winter.

Whitetail Deer

Here’s the shot I took of her last winter.  You may not see her again as they’re going to thin the 1000-strong flock down to about 200 this winter.  It saddens me but I gather it’s necessary for the good of the park.

Here’s a late fall scene on a ridge overlooking the valley.

Overlooking the Valley

Then, just driving around Chester County I came across this Big Leaf Maple (I think) so bright in the afternoon sun that I turned around to go back and photograph it.  Lovely.

Big Leaf Maple