Autumn Hit Our Yard Like a Truck Deep red Japanese maple leaves glowing in the evening sun. Japanese maple leaves turning fiery red and orange over our deck in the backyard. Witch hazel and maple leaves turning gold and red. A little blueish snail on some fallen leaves. Jasper and Lapis, two of our extremely mini serama chickens, havin’ a grand old time in the leaf litter. Bismuth, our other little serama lady. And last but not least, my little shoulder vulture, Peridot. She also likes the pretty Fall leaves and spends as much time as possible hopping around in them while muttering to herself. She pecked me in the eye about ten seconds after I took this picture, and she’s not sorry.