Here we are in the second half of October and the normal fall color is still slow to set in.
Most of the street trees are still green, but some of the Maples have turned orange and red.
Here’s the view down our street, looking west.
The ‘Donald Wyman’ Crabapple is still full of fruit. The fruit is not quite as plentiful as it had been, thanks to the Robins who have been helping themselves.
All the fruit on the Gray Dogwoods (Cornus racemosa) was eaten as soon as it turned ripe. What is left are these red pedicels. They are fetching in their own way.
Among the herbaceous plants, the Prairie Spurge (Euphorbia corollata) is looking good with bright red stems and golden foliage. The spent flowers are also a nice touch.
The Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum biflorum) is turning a nice bright yellow.
It’s kind of faded to brown, but the foliage of Great Merrybells (Uvularia grandiflora) took on a nice orange-yellow for a while.
The seedheads of River Oats (Chasmanthium latifolium) continue turning from green to yellow to straw-colored.
Has the autumn color peaked yet where you are?