A sure sign of fall for me are ornamental grasses and goldenrod. Along the area between the Arboretum and the college, the roadside is brightened by yellow goldenrod and sneezeweed and lots of tawny-colored grasses. I sketched this while sitting in my car and glancing out the side window. The purple shrubs to the right are a type of hydrangea planted by my students and just a brilliant, stand-out color this time of year. Apparently, the cooler evenings are bringing out their vivid colors while the tree leaves are beginning to change.