The leaves are 2 weeks behind schedule this year for whatever reason. But they are peaking right now and they’re beautiful! A month and a half ago, Nick bought a little stick tree on clearance at Home Depot and planted it in our backyard. I’m astonished it’s still alive because the directions said to water it daily for a year and we’ve only watered it like 5 times! In addition, it blew over during a wind storm last month and Nick can to tie it down with rope. Alas, it has survived and is now displaying beautiful orange leaves. See a picture I took this morning of a leaf I picked from one of its branches. I think I’ll use it as the picture for this blog! It’s marvelous!