It’s the coming of autumn here in Central Vermont, but the leaves aren’t quite yet falling down. But, the trees are already beginning to change color, especially the sugar maples. This is one of my favorite times of the year as a record hot summer here in the Northeast finally gives way to soft, refreshing breezes and brisk afternoons.
This sugar maple leaf photo shows a selection of leaves of a particularly lovely shade of greenish purple, as they begin to prepare for the winter months by letting the chlorophyll break down. Watching the leaves slowly begin this process in a symphony of vibrant red, yellows, oranges, and violets against the deep green backdrop of the evergreens and the blue sky make this early autumn season a display of nature’s artistry.
What are your favorite autumn (fall) colors?