My daughter said she learned in biology that the intensity of leaf color is related to the amount of sunshine in a year.
We certainly had one of our most sunny summertimes in recent memory. Maybe that's why the valley is positively glowing in color right now. Even on an overcast day like today, this orchard was on fire!
Since I have a new camera, I can't resist slamming on the brakes when I am out and about to photograph the spectacular show. I loved this "lemon-lime" tree.
Soon these trees will be bare and I'll be facing five months of grey skies, drizzly rain, slushy snow, wet boots, soggy socks, muddy rugs, cold sheets, and foggy mornings.
There will be no more flower bouquets on my table, no more coffee breaks on the deck over-looking the gardens, no more patio suppers with fresh garden veggies, no birdsong, no sun to warm me, no flowers to cheer me.
Woe is me! Oh, woe is me!
I might as well shut this blog down until April because what in the world will I take pictures of?