In a difficult election season, where I can only keep going out to get out the vote, by canvassing, etc., to keep my spirits up, there's always the garden and nature.
Even with droughty conditions, we've had lovely reds and yellows this year, along with drab tones of drying leaves, prior to dropping. Carpets of red maple leaves line the space between the road and school, where I was poll greeting this week.
On walks through the neighborhood, leaves are everywhere.
The ginkgo in front is lovely, with the first leaves starting to fall. They're huge.