is here, feels, smells, and looks right. The leaves are little late this year. So far, only a few early sugar maples are really colored up (neon orange) and the ashes (purple and mahogany). I don’t think the color will be good this year: too dry in September, especially for the red maples.  And still too dry, some streams aren’t running at all that traditionally always have water. The dry weather is good for the longevity of the color, though. It also is extending the length of the apple harvest, thank goodness!

Neon Orange Sugar Maple:

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