It's almost irresistible - the urge to decorate the inside with the beauty found outside. Those reds! Those amazing watercolours on leaves - if these were captured on canvas they would be declared masterpieces, yet here they are - dazzling for a few short days before crumbling to dust.
We deck the sitting room with their beauty and wait for replacements until they all have to give way to a more trying season.
Reminders of where we are on our journey round the sun.