We have one maple tree in the front yard. That’s it, as far as fall color goes.
So when it turns in the autumn, I have to photograph it for all I’m worth.
Here it is early in the season, on October 28:
Two days later, on October 30, it was really cranking up the warm orange-y glow:
Two more days, and the colors are shifting toward red. I took this picture from an angle that shows the background of all the normal North Texas trees, whose leaves either stay green or simply turn grayish-brown.
Four days later. Finally turning a nice Aggie maroon in the fourth quarter of the season, the tree is dropping its leaves. (Nature observation, or football metaphor? I’ll just leave it there.)
Two and a half weeks after the season starts, it’s over.
I wonder which week winter will happen this year?
Thanks for reading,