Wow! The weather turned on a dime here. We had hot October days, like Indian Summer. Then it turned cold and suddenly the leaves changed beautifully along the highway. Golds, russets, reds, oranges and the pines were a brighter green. Bam, then a nor'easter and it got down to the thiries, smelled like snow (we didn't of course get any but the mountains in Pennsylvania did.) Now it's just cold and damp. What a difference in a week.
I painted a black-eyed susan for the Flower of the Month on EBSQ.