Autumn Starts Low

Spencer Creek Trail, September 2012, by Randy Kay

I've always felt that autumn begins on the ground and works its way up. Meaning the yellow of the late blooming Jerusalem Artichokes and the Goldenrod heads deeper gold are signs that the autumnal equinox is upon us. The leaves on the trees for the most part are still mainly green, but the higher canopy will soon be touched. 

The autumn fire starts below and will catch the tallest trees in their blaze of colour.