A good friend recently reminded me to take a few minutes to myself, to enjoy the quiet, and to photograph something I love. There are many things I love, but at that moment, with my kids peaceful and occupied, I stepped outside to enjoy the warm autumn sun. Most of the leaves had already fallen off the trees, but a few still hung on. The burning bushes in our front yard were at their peak, and I adore the brilliant color. I simply cannot get enough of the beauty of fall. These 2 shots gave me a level of peace, and I enjoyed and appreciated the quiet moment.