Autumn was muted this year. The long, hot and dry summer really stressed the trees and the fall foliage showed it. Many trees which normally turn bright red this time of year went going directly to yellow or brown.
There was color to be sure and I went out in search of it around my hometown a couple of weeks ago. The staghorn sumacs leafs which, are one of the first to change color each year, were still hanging on next to the bright red fruit. I found other splashes of color (or colour) in the landscaping of homes which I photographed from the sidewalk (right, Karma?).
To my friends, family and bloggers living on the eastern coast of the United States, stay safe as Hurricane Sandy morphs into Frankenstorm. The rain and winds expected here should remove most of the remaining leafs on the trees.