Those photos are both very beautiful.
I love that George Eliot quote. Autumn is a glorious time of year.
lovely images John and like George, if I could, I'd probably do the same as he suggests
nice puffball pic.
That first image is stunning!
Nice quote though it wouldn't work in practice; no autumn any where when it's midsummer or midwinter here.
That is one crazy oak gall. Looks like lots of critters drilled their way out!
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