The colors have peaked. The bright colours have reached their maximum saturation. The leaves, that only months ago were alive with green, have now set the trees on fire.
This week's rain and strong winds have now all but extinguished those flames. Only the most stubborn of leaves remain on branches, may even cling throughout the winter months, to spite the cold weather.
We will no longer look up for our colour but will cast our eyes downward.
And reach for the rakes.