Too busy with school stuff to be profound these days, but here are some pictures from today's flawlessly gorgeous fall Chicago day...
Japanese maple, Acer palmatum 'Sango-Kaku', by the front steps
The hybrid maple in the front yard is turning red from top to bottom... I foresee very colorful mulch in my future!
Aster macrophyllus, big-leaved aster, looks even prettier in fall than it does in summer
There's nothing like sun-warmed concrete to make a doggy sleepy