I don't know whether the fall color in my neck of the woods is especially spectacular this year, or whether I'm just paying more attention. But I have experienced several breath-taking moments as I walked or drove through the neighborhoods this fall.
I don't even have to go very far - the trees in my very small condo complex are stunning. Even though it's cold and windy this morning I had to go out and take some photos of this Bradford Pear tree. I always love its burgundy fall color, but I don't remember it ever having all these colors AT ONE TIME!!
Right about now you're thinking, that's a pretty funny shaped tree, isn't it? Yes, you're seeing right. Here's the view from the other side. Unfortunately, this tree lost a huge branch in one of our heavy storms earlier this year. I could almost cry when I see this happen.