Goodbye Fall, Hello Winter....

These past few weeks were so beautiful here in Virginia Beach. The leaves had reached thier peak color with just a hint of chill in the air. Our children played outside almost every evening without fear of mosquitos or being slathered with sunscreen. Then with one last burst of warm sun and the smell of grass in the air it was over. Winter charged in with burning cold and howling winds. That last day of fall was just breathtaking. It was just under 80 degrees with cotton soft clouds blanketing the sky. That final day of fall won't soon be forgotten for this lovely family that I just met recently and was able to photograph as the last red tree of the season sprinkled it's leaves throughout the park. Just three days after these photos were taken, the trees were all but bare and our faces left chapped by the cold winter air. Our beautiful Virginia Autumn has come to a close. In the weeks to come my camera and I will be inside, snuggled up in warm wool socks clutching cocoa and good books until the spring. I hope you all enjoy the photos.  -Jill 

Posted on November 25, 2013 .