I did take these photos just this week, I swear! It's been a different year to say the least. We had a cold snap a while back and then allot of rain and very warm muggy temperatures--which evidently conspired to fool these lovely flowers into thinking it was Spring. While Lilacs, Forsythia and Honeysuckle in October isn't something you see around here very often, I'm enjoying their lovely fragrance and colors. Wishing there was some way to bottle up this wonderful sweet fragrance for the cold winter months ahead. Such a bonus--Lilacs in October!
In the last three or four days fall colors really have started to come to the Ozarks. One day the leaves were green and it seemed like the very next day shades of gold, orange and yellow were reflecting the sun. The weather continues mild with only a few chilly mornings so far. I expect that'll soon change overnight too.
Sumac in the fence row... true fall colors
(you can see how green the trees are behind)