Mostly, the trees are still green, but here and there, teasing us at the splendor to come, is a bright tree or two. The view looking up the street from in front of our house.
And all the pretty ferns that have carpeted our forest floors and edged our roadways are turning golden-brown.
The "swamp maples", maples that grow in swampy areas, are the very first trees to turn, and they are glorious shades of red right now.
And every once in a while, you happen upon one tree that just makes you stop the car and get out to admire it. So pretty! Every leaf red from top to bottom and not a one has fallen yet!
But, for a broader perspective, the countryside still looks pretty green.
I'll be back to photograph this view again this autumn, so we can watch it transform together!