Yes, autumn colours are beginning to show in this part of the world. I expect that they will peak within two weeks and be just about done by four. Some of the trees are already bare, but I suspect they are either dead or dropped their leaves early as a response to our summer drought.
They are predicting a colder winter than last year, but since last year's was relatively mild (in local, Canadian terms) that doesn't necessarily mean that it will be frigid. After all, they predicted that autumn would be warmer than average, and that doesn't seem to be the case. Mind you, technically speaking, autumn isn't here yet.
|A nearby row of trees is either dead or dropped their leaves early after a stressful, droughty summer.|
|We begin to see colour in this view of our Mississippi River.|
|A closer view|
|In various stages|
|Forlorn, denuded trees. Will they sprout leaves in the spring, or are they goners?|