At the end of September we were looking at a very odd stalled sort of fall. Some trees had changed colors, and others had not even begun. All of a sudden things got grey very fast. Leaves fell off the trees without changing color. It was strange.
Amidst it all, there was this one tree near a parking garage in Ithaca. It turned this lovely glowing orange and stayed that color for weeks. Bit by bit, the winds tore the warm leaves off the tree, just leaving these last few.