Remember last week how I was whining just a bit(okay, maybe a lot) about how the Fall colors in Illinois were taking so darn long? Well, they are finally here and I took a tour through our local arboretum to enjoy them.
The colors were just amazing. They were every kind of fall color! Amazing and brilliant yellows,warm and rustic oranges, and welcoming and blazing ruby reds.
It was almost magical.
It makes it feel like an entirely different place all together.
I didn’t even have nay need to edit most of these pictures. They were just perfect the way they are.
Now I know why there is something called “forest bathing”. Just being there makes me feel clean and whole and connected.
And we are lucky enough that the weather is still amazing here and we can actually walk outside and enjoy it and not freeze our bums off.
Our local arboretum has a visitors center and they always put up a really cool display.
This year they had these amazing displays out of pumpkins, and they made these topiaries out of fall flowers and sedge grasses.
I caught one with the sun behind it and it looked beautiful with the yellow leaves!
It’s so creative and inspiring!
They had hundreds of pumpkins and I happened to catch some one else enjoying them. I am so lucky I have such an amazing arboretum so close by! It’s a great plant resource and I get so many ideas!
This is the part of fall I love. Even though I adore Christmas, this is the part I find it hard to say goodbye too. The fall colors in Illinois,plaid shirts with out a coat, a warm coffee and boots with crunching leaves. Once the weather dips and the trees lose their leaves, it will be a little easier for me to transition, but until then, I will hold onto every last it of fall I can!