I think fall has finally arrived in Georgia this week. The leaves haven't turned dramatically yet and that is what marks fall for me. I knew it was here as soon as I saw these wild flowers that I think are Black eyed Susans or Rudbeckias, but my sister says they are Jerusalem artichokes. She is usually right.
Days like this are crisp, still warm enough and clear as a bell. These photos were taken just before dusk so the colors are crisp. You see all the vibrant detail and all this is taken from nature's palette. The flowers were spread by the wind and the birds -- a true gift.
They are growing next to the lake with the tips of the trees showing fall color on the opposite bank. There is almost no breeze because the water is almost still -- the perfect time before darkness falls.