A few weeks back, Ellis Hollow posted—and I agreed— about the disappointing fall color we’ve had in New York, at least the central and western parts. I may have jumped the gun a bit; just days before Thanksgiving, I’m seeing bursts of orange, red, and yellow everywhere. Some burgundy, too. It seems late to me. Normally, all the color happens in October and November ends up being a pretty drab month. I could be wrong of course, but this year we had the longest summer ever, with 80 degree days through October. Also, who knows what’s going on with these trees; many of them suffered mild to severe damage during last October’s freak storm. I just can’t remember seeing this much color, this late.