The mornings are cooler. The sun sets earlier in the evening. Leaves are fading their vibrant green colors. Ah, fall is among us! I make an effort to go on a hike at least every other day. Having the luxury of living in a city known for its parks means Im never too far away from nature. Heck, my current residence backs up to a state park. Sometimes if my work load permits, a simple hike turns into a leisurely photoshoot. Nowadays with most smartphones having the capacity to take pretty stellar photos, you really don't have an excuse not to snap away. These pictures were snapped on some meadow trails I often hike leading to a wetland pond. Its one of my absolute favorite spots to photograph. Usually if Im sneaky enough, I can capture a few images of herons stalking for fish, turtles sun bathing, and ducks roaming about looking for food. Enjoy!