It is the short season of trees turning color - of red, yellow, and brown - before the snow starts to fall.
Monday, it was mild, hitting 60 degrees. Yesterday started out mild, before the cold came in, with a taste of bitter wind. A little after 4:30 I took my exercise walk with my spouse, as the sun shone in our eyes. The sun gets lower every day.
Tonight, we will be getting our killing frost. And, we may also be getting our first snow flurries, if you believe the National Weather Service.
But for now, red, yellow, and brown rule the land.
Otsiningo Park, near Binghamton, New York.
Knotwood, an invasive plant, turns yellow in Otsiningo Park.
Soon, we will have the last of our fall color.
A burning bush glows. In just a few days these leaves will be a distant memory.
Fall will last until December 21 on the calendar but, for us in upstate New York, it will be gone by the end of the month. Let's enjoy it while it lasts.