I must admit that Autumn is my favorite season! After the blistering summer heat and before the cold of winter, I delight in the cooler fall temperatures. I also enjoy the riot of color that explodes in plants--their leaves, fruit and seeds. Below are photos that I took in mid-September but didn't get a chance to post until now.
Several people have commented to me that the pearl-like berry clusters of the American Beautyberry plant (also called American mulberry) are amongst their favorite fall colors. Spaced at intervals along the stems, these vivid purple berries are a food source to a variety of wildlife--birds and squirrels (not too good for people, though!)