Up close and far away, the transformation from summer to fall is incredible here in my little corner of the world; the last hurrah before the bleakness of winter sets in. This was the amazing view from our front porch this morning just as the fog began to lift. Typical autumn mornings are cold here and often shrouded in a heavy mist that usually obscures all visibility. Eventually, as it melts away, it reveals so much color drama that one is quite willing to stand outside shivering--as I sometimes do--waiting for that golden moment when the sun breaks through and highlights the landscape. It's really quite thrilling.