The boxelder is actually turning a nice shade of yellow this year. Last year the green leaves just fell off before they turned.
The weather this afternoon was perfect. So I took a drive and snapped a few photos.
Down the street the maples look spectacular. I wonder if it will improve or if this is as vibrant as they'll get?
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I love the architecture of Iowa barns. These 3 are great examples of the evolution of dairy barns.
The mottled colors in this valley caught my eye.
A couple more cool barns.
A local county park. It's so busy in the summer, felt really weird that I was all alone there today.
The corn turned awhile ago. But I guess the farmers have been waiting for things to dry out before they harvested their crop.
Speaking of crops...I'm about ready to bring some of mine in. There was a teeny film of frost on the ground this morning, but not up on the balcony. Still, I can't procrastinate. It's time to prep for winter!