autumnal odds and ends

These are a few photos I took one afternoon last week while the kids played in the woods by our house. The riotous color of October foliage have given way to the muted browns and grays, with occasional splashes of bright leaves.

Unidentified yellow leaf on a thorny green stem.

Stump with lichen and leaves.

Young maple, stubborn leaves.

(It won’t be long before even these scraps of color will give way to white on white.)