We’ve been enjoying one of the longest fall seasons and one of the warmest, resulting in some of the most beautiful fall colors I’ve seen since moving to Minnesota.  The bright colors that are characteristic of the beginning of fall are now gone and we’re enjoying the more subtle shades of gold and rust.  Perhaps it’s all part of Mother Nature’s plan to nudge us more gently into winter.  But with colors like these leaves that I found earlier in the week, I’ll gladly relish in the beauty of this fall.