For many people, fall is their favorite season. Other people? They’re wrong.

We are unapologetic fall fans here at Euphoregon. The chill in the air, the smell of woodsmoke, the turning leaves, even the famed Portland rain – we say, bring it on. For us, fall means the sweet tang of cinnamon, the snugness of a waterproof boot, the warmth of family coming together for Thanksgiving and the crunch of dead leaves. These ones were just lying in our yard, begging to be photographed.

Interestingly, Joe chose not to focus on the brightest leaf, instead letting the mustard yellow bring out the yellow-orange that has spread, fire-like, through the maple leaf in the foreground. The colors and textures collude to bring joy in every inch of this picture.