The shadows in the fall afternoons are long, and make incredibly wonderful, distorted shapes. The dried leaves and acorn caps have strong sculptural qualities, and are yet another sign of fall.
I can't end this post without noting that I took these photos while walking my dog the other afternoon on the sidewalk in front of the town courthouse (above), designed by architect J. Reily Gordon. It's in the style of H.H. Richardson -- reference Woburn Public Library (below). The concrete sidewalk is the least interesting detail of the courthouse, but did make a fantastic backdrop for shadows.