Suddenly the woods are brilliant! Usually you can see the transition coming. Building slowly from early August but not this year. All of a sudden at the end of September here it is a riot of color. The folks that explain these things tell us that it is a result of the extreme drought and an early frost. Both of which we certainly had.
The sudden change makes the scene stand out that is for sure. With rain forecast for the middle of the week (at last) it will be interesting to see if the leaves fall early as well. No matter what the best time of year is here and is all dressed up this week.