Last weekend I cut down my sunflowers so I could let them dry out a bit before extracting the seeds. I got it into my head to take some pictures of them or sketch them before I dispose of them. Then, on my walk from class one earlier this week, I noticed some vibrant red-ish leaves that I just couldn't leave behind. So I plucked those up to bring home with me and record their coloring. I put the two items together into this photo.
I just love this red with a hint of orange. And the worn wood of our deck just fits this season.
Tomorrow I am planning on paying a visit to Maplewood State Park in Minnesota. It's full of sugar maples and is just majestic this time of year. I also want to try to hunt down some of the gnome homes an artist placed around the park, if they still exist. I think it's been almost 15 years since I've been to this particular park. I will share what I record if I do make the trip. Jameson and Angus will be joining me as well, which will be their first experience in thick woods.
Happy Friday to everyone!