Do you want the good news or the bad news first? I always think it's best to start with the good news, otherwise I'll be so bummed at the bad news that I won't fully appreciate the good news. Also, the good news can sort of cushion the blow, right? Well, none of it changes anything, so let's just start with the good news.
First of all...autumn leaves. With every new season, I proclaim it as my favorite. And, this being fall, it's my favorite season of the year. Winter kind of takes a beating, and I won't claim it to be my favorite. Ever. On the other hand, when things start blooming in spring, then spring will be my favorite. I'm seasonally fickle that way. As for fall, here are some pictures of our showiest trees. This first one is around back where the hot tub is. Mike curses it every year when it starts dropping its leaves all around the hot tub, but it is very pretty. There's another one like it on the other side of the hot tub.