It's been a goofy autumn this year. It came on slower than usual -- the leaves took longer than they normally do to start changing, and when they did start, it was in a very staggered, disconnected sort of way. Like one tree would go BOOM! with the oranges and yellows and reds, while everything around it stayed stubbornly green. A selfish, every-tree-for-itself instead of our usual burst into Oz-like technicolor.
It really doesn't feel like fall until the annual Boo Berry sighting.