After a blistering summer without much rain, our trees this autumn have been disappointing. There was just a tad of color here and there for our Maple Leaf Parade. Most of the colors we saw were muted and drab. We went to old favorite spots and the trees just weren't up to par.
But in the last week, we have had a 50 degree temperature swing! After a freeze for a couple of nights, it is now hitting the 80 degree mark again. The skies don't have a single cloud today. Yesterday we noticed that some of the favorite trees had a deepened color. Today these same trees are acdtually flamboyant! I grabbed the camera and snapped a few because I know these days won't last. Why do these days feel shorter than those 110 degree days of this summer?
But a strong wind is forecast for tomorrow so the trees will have another turn again as they will surely lose leaves. Each day and each change brings us closer to another solstice. I can wait! Now to enjoy such flames and light while I can!