The leaves are changing colors.
Not just on one tree, or on a group of trees in one location. They’re changing color everywhere.
I’ve been running a lot of errands this last couple of days, and everywhere I’ve gone, I’m seeing signs of autumn. In August.
The tall maples outside Villanova’s law school building are orange and red along their tops. In Devon, the crabapples have random patches of yellow-orange, and out in Valley Forge, one of the back paths had a small pile of red-brown leaves under a tree already.
Not to mention that, outside my own door, several of the oaks have small lines of yellow running along their crowns.
Not to mention, there’s two maples along the wildlife sanctuary that have actually dropped all the leaves from the top third of each tree.
This does not bode well for the winter.