The transition from Autumn into Winter is many people's favorite time of the year. The air freshens, the heat abates, and we anticipate, with a thrill, winter's chill. Take a look at nature's cool season around the world in these photos.
First up: Aspen trees with fall color, San Juan National Forest, Colo.
A farmhouse in Vermont peacefully passes through pastel fall colors.
The autumn harvest is ready to pick at this time of year.
Fall colors blanket the vineyards in Montefalco, Umbria, Italy.
Alaska's winters are legendary; here, the landscape moves into the cold season.
Colorful autumn leaves glow at sunset in the Carpathian Mountains.
A pumpkin patch sits ready for autumn pickers.
Fall colors add beauty to Mt. Hood, Mt. Hood National Forest, Ore.
Japan's Mt. Fuji is framed by a reddening maple tree.
A lake glows with autumnal change in Japan.
A romantic street in Madrid's downtown braces for the oncoming winter.
A Colorado river is backed by colorful mountains during foliage season.