October threw a party

October threw a party; the leaves by hundreds came--
The chestnuts, oaks and maples, and leaves of every name;
The sunshine spread a carpet and everything was grand, 
Miss Weather led the dancing, Professor Wind the band.

The chestnuts came in yellow, the oaks in crimson dressed;
The lovely Misses' Maple in scarlet looked their best;
All balanced to their partners, and gaily fluttered by--
the sight was like a rainbow new fallen from the sky.

Then in the rustic hollow, hide-and-seek they played,
The party closed at sundown, and everybody stayed;

Professor Wind played louder - they danced along the ground,
and then the party ended in jolly "hands around." -- George Cooper

We've had a lot of wind and rain over the past few weeks, so when the sun finally came out yesterday afternoon, so did my camera! Captured these images late afternoon just before it started to get dark. Have wanted to capture the last warm, rich tones of autumn before the season fades into the cooler tones of winter for the past week now but the weather didn't permit. Was chuffed to finally get the opportunity yesterday.