You can see it across the street from the grocery store. There’s a maple tree next to it that is a reliable indicator of Autumn. If it isn’t the first tree to change color, it is always the first one to show the best color.

October 11, 2017

This year, it didn’t change color until a couple of days ago … and for the first time, it’s not red, but orange, maybe a dark lemony rust.

November 9, 2016 — the bay window was new this year.
October 13, 2015
September 29, 2014

You can also see that the tree is aging. It looked a lot healthier two or three years ago. I suspect a couple of years of gypsy moths have not done this tree any good at all. But still, it is my favorite tree. You can see it anytime you happen to be here in Autumn. It’s just across from the grocery. Bring a wide-angle lens.

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. I am retired and delighted to be so. May I live long and write frequently.


    1. Yes, they are! It got here really slow and now it’s going like a train out of control! We went down to the canal yesterday and I’m still developing pictures. Garry used an Art format that produces amazing pictures, but is a lot more work for me … but they are gorgeous. I have even really LOOKED at mine yet … and I took a pile of pictures of Bonnie with her new haircut … so I’ve got a few hundred pictures with more to come!

      I love this weather. NOW it is crisp and sweet like the perfect apple!

      Just as a note, that house isn’t ours. I would love it, but it’s right in the middle of main street, so not unless someone moved it down our way 🙂

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      1. I wonder what stories the walls of that house could share….Hello, can you hear me, walls??

        “Four Walls to hear me, Closing in on me….” (Jim Reeves)


  1. And they replaced the old bay window!!! Good call. I would like to paint my front door blue — but it’s a French door (making it easier for the dogs to destroy it) so for now…


  2. I LOVE the 3rd picture, the contrast is sharp and bright with the blue door and the oh so red tree. It’s exciting. Not that the others aren’t good, they are, but that one held me captivated.


    1. Garry was in love with the first one that I took yesterday. I like them all. I only put in 2016 because it gives you a good idea of how badly damaged that tree was by the gypsy moth. I think the lack of red this year is a sign of how warm it has been. We have color, but it’s kind of faded.


  3. What a difference a change in windows makes. The trees here in Canada are more yellow too. We have been waiting for all the colours but the leaves just keep dropping to the ground. Not quite the show we were anticipating.


    1. It didn’t get cold enough at night. We never had that “snap” in the weather. Yellow we have. A few bits of red here and there … and that rusty color. But a lot of trees are just turning brown and dropping their leaves. It’s still pretty warm for this time of year.

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    1. Yes, it is painted, but I am waiting for my son to get here to peel of the rest of the blue masking tape. Garry and I are too short. Sad, but true. We can’t reach up that high. As soon as the tape comes off, I will take pictures. The blue tape is not really lovely. We haven’t done the interior, yet. I still haven’t made up my mind if I want a color there or just white. A color would probably stay cleaner, but it would be darker. So, I haven’t done anything about it yet.

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