Ms. Whimsy Beading can be such a selfish creature. Why, just the other weekend at the big bead show hoedown, she found this metal plated maple leaf. It was all shiny and copper colored and Ms. Whimsy Beading started to salivate and make that noise in the back of her throat that sounds like "squee" but doesn't quite make it. Then I think she threatened to kill someone else who was looking at the same leaf pendant, but she swears she really didn't, or at least she didn't mean to say it out loud. She says that if I value my clover and my hide, I'll assure you fine people that she never said any such thing, and you can't argue with that. At least, I'm not going to argue with it.
Well, I guess the leaf just wasn't shiny enough for her. So she got a bunch of those little pointy crystal beads and a bunch of other tiny beads, then she dithered with Mr. Whimsy Beading for a while, talking about things like color composition and the "feel of the piece" and a bunch of other artsy stuff that just means she couldn't make up her human mind. Then finally she found what she wanted, and she made this:
Looks like fall to me, how about you folks?