Yesterday, we had the last of the fallen leaves removed and the gutters cleaned. Tonight, it is warmer than normal and pouring rain. Most other years, this would be snow — and lots of it. With the solstice just a few days away, I’m beginning to miss fall and all of the colors that I find so fascinating to shoot. So, as one of my last tributes to Fall 2011, here are a few pictures of places to sit and observe nature, some taken in Spring, some in Fall.