On the university campus.
On campus, too, just around the corner from the trees in the photo above.
Across that green space in the background is the graveyard
I often walk through on my way home from class.
I even bring leaves into the house.
I bring them in pretty and fresh and watch them gradually shrivel up.
But they're still pretty.
In the afternoon, I went on a little geological expedition to some pretty interesting places around town with just a few students and the teacher from my Geology of the National Parks class (actually, it’s a geological photography seminar-class that branches off of the big class). We all fit snugly in one car, so we rode around together and had a great time.
At my suggestion (because you have to have snacks when you’re out on an adventure), the professor was even game to stop just off the highway at a little biofuel gas station/market that sells natural foods and good coffee. I bought my favorite treat—a chocolate peanut butter cup that’s handmade at a popular local patisserie.
It was a fun day in the fresh, chilly, sometimes cloudy-and-sprinkly, sometimes cloudy-and-sunny air. At one of the sites we visited, I made sure to pick up an interesting little rock to add to my collection of adventure-rocks. We came back to campus, and I snapped a few more photos as I walked home. I have loads of pictures, but I haven’t looked at most of them, so I’ll just put up these two (I’ll stop with the autumn photos soon, I promise!).
And now it is waaay past my bedtime. (What in the world am I doing still up?!)