As promised, I went out and snapped a few fall pictures to show the contrast of the changing seasons. Many of the trees around me are beautiful right now; it's so nice to see those blazing shades of yellow, orange and red as I'm driving about or off on a bike ride.
I know autumn won't last long, so I'll hold onto these pictures as a keepsake, returning to look at them on those cold winter days when the trees are empty and sad. There's a chill in the air today and I needed three layers to keep warm.
May the colors inspire you as you're sitting down to write today.
ETA: I'm going to update this soon. I found an area with much better foliage. Unfortunately I did not have my camera with me, so I could not capture what I saw.