The trees are becoming bare. Trees just handled leaf-change and leaf-drop differently in different places this year. Trees around here didn’t do it all at once. some of the leaves turned brown instantly while still retaining fully green. Those leaves fell off the trees the first week of October. Some of the trees turned colors while retaining lots of green. I have a dogwood out front that is still doing the schizo-leaf thing. It has lots of green still. Perhaps an easy third is still green.
Winchester and west of Winchester is another world in terms of leaves. The trees there are brilliant and beautiful, full of color. I have rarely seen such a display. I was truly amazed last week to see such beautiful colors–none of this half green display. I am not sure how the leaf display can be so different. Winchester put on quite a color show, even compared to Front Royal.
Autumn will always fascinate me. It’s truly Mother Nature’s time to strut her stuff.