Fall colors typically arrive late here on the Delmarva...but the leaves are usually all down by Thanksgiving day. This year is no exception - except that the colors are more muted than normal. Browns seem to predominate, and the reds and golds are not as brilliant.
The above and the following pic are among the best colors I've seen on the Delmarva this fall.
Be glad you're not the fish this apparently-hungry (and very majestic) blue heron is eyeing. He flew from the other side of the inlet as I watched, and "set up shop" on this old, dead tree. (You can see the tree in my previous picture.) Unfortunately, I didn't have time to wait around and see if he captured his prey...but he looks quite determined.
This is possibly one of the last clear fall days when colors will be visible. As I mentioned above, typically it's all over by Thanksgiving. We've had some sunshine since the day I took this picture, but nothing like the clear blue shown here.
Wonder when we'll see the first snow?