some pictures from the woods behind our office. Today, I have more.
First, on the top right, is a pretty yellow Sassafras tree. You can tell a Sassafras Tree because it has three types of leaves that look like a right-handed mitten, a left-handed mitten and a strange mitten for keeping the three middle fingers together! I'm told that my uncles used to make sassafras tea that my mother remembers drinking but I don't know how you do it.
The next tree is on the top left and is a pretty large Oak tree. I can't really tell if it's orange, burnt orange or brown. I just know it's pretty. I'll leave the color naming to my wife and daughter. They know more names for more colors than I can imagine. And they often have an adjective to describe the color. They'll say things like, "Oh, that's not blue is Midnight Blue!"
Finally, I have two individual Oak leaves. The one on the right is a solid color while the one on the left is an amazing mixture of colors. You can see how the coloring of the leaves follows the veins in reverse - they stay green longer near the veins where they still have nutrients. The new colors work their way in from the edges..
I've made the pictures especially small here so I could fit them all in on the short post. But, as usual, you can click on them to see them larger.