Thanks to a warm, dry September, the foliage was outstanding this year. Everyone was talking about it. It was shaping up to be a good year, but all of a sudden, everything was bright yellow & red, out of nowhere. I wish I had taken my camera with me to work because it was everywhere.
This is the barberry bush in our backyard.
These next few were taken about 2 weeks later. In the 10 fall seasons we've been here, I never remember this tree getting yellow.
The economy may have crashed around us, but at least we had pretty things to look at.