Perhaps the most beautiful thing was observing a coyote near my house, and using a lens loaned to me by a very generous friend to photograph the wild canine. I have, unfortunately, run across a number of places on the web where slaughtering coyotes is glorified. It horrifies me because coyotes are intelligent and sentient beings. They live in packs that are tightly bonded and work together toward raising pups and surviving the year. Senselessly murdering them is unthinkable to me. Look at the intelligence in this coyote's eyes and the stunning beauty of his face.
Last, but certainly not least, nature has painted some glorious pictures for us this month. They are breathtakingly beautiful.