Autumn color is here, but it doesn't start with brilliant leaves falling from the trees; you need to look a bit lower, as autumn color starts with the undergrowth and it can be every bit as stunning as those flaming leaves.
These plants are at the end of their lifespan, but they're leaving us in a blaze of color - just look at the golds, limes and brown stripes.
Thus the inspiration for my September "Cycling" piece:
This ended up as one of my favorites, especially the interaction between the various finishes of beads - matte, opaque, transparent, etc. There's well over two dozen different colors in this small piece. Autumn is beginning and summer is ending - the cycle continues to turn.