I went out to Tower Grove and Forest Parks yesterday looking for the last bits of fall color. The pickings weren't that great but here and there I found spots of brilliance. It probably has to do with the species of tree but my arborist skills get a failing grade. On the one hand there is nature. On the other hand there is OS X, Photoshop, Photomatix, tripods and shutter burst mode. Technology saved the day. Appearances count for a lot.
Halloween is a silly season in this country, even for the two month old crowd.