And my second "To be awake" continues to be autumn. This past weekend some of our sisters traveled about 20 miles south of Erie to a large annual Fall Festival in a small ski resort town. The festival was good but the leaves of the surrounding hills were well past their prime. Ours seemed to have peeked overnight this weekend placing us in a kind of red and gold valley. Here are a couple attempts to share it with you--just from our own grounds.
Two trees in our side yard that are every one's favorites.
Our backyard yesterday in the late afternoon sun.