It is late LATE fall and honestly not many feel it is worth doing much nature photography once all the fall "colors" are gone. Really though, if you look around and closer the colors really aren't gone (and seriously - brown IS a color). So on a beautiful weekend day when the wind wasn't blowing gale force and before the next really cold front is predicted I went out in the front yard looking for cool colors and textures of nature. Here is what I found.
There are still just a few leaves left on the maple tree that can't give it up quite yet (and folks it is the first week of November in MT - I think they need to get a clue - LOL).
Loved the textures on this leaf even still attached to its branch.
At the very base of my maple I found these and honestly, one of my favorite shots!
The raspberries have many colors still from brown to yellow to burgundy to green. We have had a super mild fall and they are just now really giving up the ghost.
The potentilla bush by my front door.
The seed head of one of my gaillardia (blanket flowers).
But a few are still standing tall with blooms I'm surprised are still alive!
The wild geraniums have really pretty fall color as well and are some of the most hardy flowers in my gardens!