Sometimes I struggle with balancing being fully in the moment and attempting to document the beauty around me through photographs. Often I have to force myself to leave my camera in my pocket (iPhone) or in the bag until we reach our destination, or until certain points along the trail that are especially picturesque.
Then there are other times that I get carried away taking pictures, upload them right away and then somehow forget all about them. Months later I'll be scrolling through files and find a set of pictures hidden away in a folder with only a date to describe them. That's what happened with these from early in September. I found them again a few weeks ago, and vowed to edit and post them soon. Today I finally got around to editing them and wanted to share them before I forget again. The leaves are long gone now and there's (still) no snow, so having these photos to look back on is especially nice right about now.