A warm walk with Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle around the blocks surrounding the Little Bitty this first week of autumn did not reveal any bright reds or oranges.
No, this year the trees of our Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood appear to be going straight from green to yellow to brown.
I don’t know if the explanation can be laid upon the warmer-than-usual September nights.
All I know is that last year by this time, many trees on this typical man-and-dog loop were full of vibrant colors.
Not even the maple that stands in the middle of the lawn outside the Interstate Battery store two blocks over, a go-to for autumn leaves in majesty around here, could deliver this time.
Are the leaves changing color to bright or brown in your part of the world? Has this been a warmer-than-usual late summer and early autumn for you, or the reverse if you live in the southern hemisphere? Which is your favorite photo, and why?