I was outside for just a few minutes today, taking some very sad pictures of the garden melting. The wind is blowing through the trees, shaking the browned leaves and making them sound like a stream flowing. The sounds of the trees letting these leaves go is nearly constant. All the maples are brown or bare with no difference between the Big Leafs and the Vines. It’s been a very sudden switch, less than 2 weeks ago these leaves were green without a hint of yellow. There’s a lot of talk around the severity of the winter to come with the very strage way the spring and summer behaved. We’re braced and ready with a snowplow in the garage just in case.