Sunday, September 25, 2005
Autumn is Early
Fall is early this year. Trees have been losing their leaves since August because of the drought. Driving through the Pennsylvania hills on the way back from my trip out east in mid September, I noticed trees changing color already. Instead of the long slow transition from green to yellow to red leaves, the maples and oaks are probably just going to drop them to the ground curled up and brown, from the exhaustion of so much heat and so little water.
Last year we had some perfect autumn days. Bright reds, oranges and yellows against a backdrop of astonishing blue. It was one of those times when Mother Nature was in a good mood and announced the demise of one season and the arrival of another with an explosion of color. Women can be so dramatic.
Actually, the drama for me is that I feel like I just took these photos yesterday. And they're from last year.