When I was a little girl, I couldn't understand why all my teachers said that leaves turn red and gold and yellow in the autumn. I lived in Orange County, California, and that didn't seem to happen there. I knew that my teachers couldn't be lying (nuns don't lie!!), but I just didn't see much of a change from summer to autumn, then to winter. It just got a little colder.
Then I moved to Central California last year, and I got to see a REAL autumn for the first time. Now, I've no doubt that this is nothing compared to the fall colors that one might see in New England or in the Midwest, but it is certainly a delight for me. I just LOVE that autumn color.
I love the rich red of this:
This tree is a favorite in my neighborhood:
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. I have much to be grateful for, in particular, this little girl:
Thank you for your visit and for your comments. I love reading them.