I wanted to post these pictures before the snow arrives. When I attended the quilt show at the Chicago Botanic Garden over a week ago I spent some time walking around outside too. It was a perfect fall day and the colors of the leaves were beautiful. Keep in mind this is Chicago so we don't usually get the color some parts of the country gets. This is pretty much as good as it gets. We've travelled in the past to other places in the fall and New England is still my favorite. My constant dream now is to visit Vermont again and check out not only the colors but the Dear Jane quilt at the Bennington Museum.
In the English garden
Near the top of the waterfall
When I got home that day I showed the pictures to my husband so he could see how pretty everything looked. Two days later he suggested we go back and take a walk around so he could see. In just days everything had changed. The leaves were gone from the trees and landscapers had scooped them up off the ground. Everything was sort of dull and gray. Such a disappointment! But I was glad I went the day of the show and took the photos of the garden in all its glory. Autumn was nice while it lasted.