And now it is Peak Fall, even though fall just started. It seems each gust of wind blows color into the leaves. Gotta soak it all in before we settle into the long gray. View from the yard: It was blustery outside and the wind began blowing the leaves right off. I felt like a kid, staring up in wonder and awe. It was raining leaves! I gazed up and it looked like a flock of confused birds.