The trees and plants are beginning to show their autumn colors.
The weather has been mild, without the chill one associates
with the sudden appearance of the reds and golds,
but they're here just the same. These flower bushes were
planted along the nearby highway last fall and,
much like the tapestries of old, serve to hide the visual
confusion of myriad fast-food restaurants, as well
as to provide insulation from the incessant traffic noise
for people on the other side of the landscaping.