Every year fall delights me. Nondescript shrubs and trees surprise me with their dazzling colors. The cool air and shorter days are visceral reminders that we are not simply brains attached to keyboards and phones, but human animals subject to the rhythms of nature. Being part of a cycle that has been going on every year for eons restores my perspective. I hope these photos refresh you, too.
The pleasing artistry of primary colors—coreopsis, salvia, and burning bush
The exuberance of neighborhood Halloween decorations
The surprise of seeing three construction workers on a seven-story building across from the hospital cafeteria
The peaceful beauty of a golden tree arching over Minnehaha Creek
Winter will be here soon enough, but for now, I’m immersing myself in everything this fall offers.