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autumn beauty

One of the greatest -- and most obvious -- phenomena is the changing of the leaves in autumn. No two autumns give the same pattern of color: the first tree to change this autumn may be the last to change the next, and vice versa.

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A second notable phenomena is the pleasant unique aroma of drying leaves and plant life on a warm, clear fall afternoon. If only I could capture that scent and sandwhich it between these two pictures.

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The trees, the grass, the neighboring shrubs, the hillside, the river, every smell and color and texture --all these things-- make up a larger framework --the landscape-- in the clockwork of seasonal change.