Posted Friday evening, September 15, 2017.
Wednesday. 12:10 p.m. 76 degrees. On the road north to New Paltz. The first yellows appeared in the ashes and poplars a few weeks ago. The locusts brgan to turn to butter soon after. There's a sweetgum tree by the college's main entrance whose leaves have already begun to blacken and brown and curl at the tips. There's been rust in the sumacs and a few maples for at least the last week. But today we passed maples that have burst into flame. Fire orange, golden yellow, ruby red. One week till fall.