With the drought we have been experiencing this summer, a colorful autumn was doubtful. I'm so happy it has proved to be otherwise. We have gorgeous color in and around my city. One tree in particular is a brilliant red maple on the property where I work. Getting out of my car this morning, I couldn't keep my eyes off it. Red (okay, and Cobalt Blue) is my favorite color. I'm am drawn to it. This tree is stunning.