It was really pretty around here for about a minute a couple of weeks ago. Then it started to get rainy and windy and all of that beauty fell to the ground. I think that most of it was in our yard as I can count 25 bags of leaves out beside the garage. Don't feel sorry for me, I didn't rake them up. That was Swim Girl's fun job on Saturday. She says that her arms are still sore.
I call this one "Leaf in the Driveway". See. Profound.
I actually really love this shot. Those are acorn hats! Squirrels got the nuts.
The one redeeming thing about all of this is that I only have one kid in the eye of the storm. Last year, not only did Swim Girl survive a really nasty earthquake in Baltimore County, but also both kids survived Hurricane Irene. Yes. My children have this knack for danger.
Iowa can be pretty sometimes.
Oh, snap. I have this thing about grabbing pics of dead animals in the road or by the road or anywhere, actually. This little guy looked fine. Just dead. I have another pic of a different squirrel, but I thought that one at a time was best. I don't want to flood the market.