This maple tree is in the back of the library parking lot. I see it every morning when I round the corner and head for the staff parking area. At this particular time of year, when the colors are vibrant and the sun hits it just right, it’s absolutely breathtaking.
In just a few days those leaves will be on the ground.
In a few months there will be snow on the branches.
And then a few months later there will be loads of teeny leaves in my favorite shade of green.
Very shortly after that the leaves will grow and darken into a rich deep green.
And then they will burnish and turn red all over again.
I love living in New England.