After the cold nights and very cool days last week, most of the maples and other trees dropped their leaves at peak color or even green. But the oaks are the stars of the skyline now. This beautiful weekend with the abundant sunshine has highlighted the golds, coppers and bronzes of the many majestic oaks in the city and along the rail trail and local roads. There are still some colorful understory trees and bushes–the reds of the Japanese Maples and the burgundy of some of the dogwood are spectacular.
This is a glorious time to walk, ride or otherwise motivate yourself outside.