Fall at Tawes
Fall has finally touched lightly on both Garden and Arboretum. Bedding plants haven't succumbed to frost yet, but the seedheads of the grasses are bending over heavily. The Autumn sun, lower in the sky, casts interesting shadows across a lawn. Leaves are still thick on the trees, though, and their changing colors reflect in a still woodland pond, while above the tall Sugar Maples are bursting into flame from the top down. The brilliant color won't last long--it never does, sadly--but even as a Dogwood turns briefly to lacquered red it holds up the pale buds of next Spring's flowers.