We're having an unusually beautiful autumn in Fort Worth. I don't know whether it's because of the (over)abundant rainfall, the warm sunny days and cool nights, the decrease in hours of sunlight, or the fact that we haven't had a freeze yet, but there is more color this year than I've seen in a long time.
Yesterday was another beautiful day, so I grabbed my camera and went for a walk. My neighborhood is full of southern red oaks and sweetgums, with many japanese maples planted in the understory, and they all seem to have turned bright rusty reds and yellowy oranges overnight.
Back in my own yard, our own japanese maples are finally showing some color:
I love this time of year!