The big, beautiful ash tree down the street has gone from this...
You can tell that things are really starting to speed up now. The change in the last six days is quite dramatic.
Our girl ash down the street also looks quite different.
Here she was two weeks ago:
And last week:
And just this past weekend:
She's lost all of her leaves! All that's left on the tree is the fruit. And she's also lost her low-lying branches that I had so often photographed. Yes, the men with pointy sticks have been back, diligently pruning back all the trees I've been following! Grrrrr.
Then there's the maple I spotted by my kids' school. It turned bright red early on.
See the lower leaves that were still green back in September? Well, those are all that's left on the tree now!
The chestnut tree I've been watching still has plenty of leaves, but it has been dropping stuff like gangbusters!
Even the slow oaks seem to have picked up the pace.
And the slowest of all, the kooky honey locusts, are finally getting in on the fall fun.
Better late than never!