My Backyard in Great Falls

This is a strange autumn this year.  One day the tree leaves are green and the next day the leaves are gone.  I am accepting that this will not be a year of wonderful autumn colors, macro speaking.  There are, however, those micro points of color.  They arrive quickly and then disappear.  Perhaps not disappear but drop to the ground and then we regret that they did not disappear.   I still have the remnant of those wonderful colors but, alas, they are now on the ground.  Here is a dominant tree from my backyard.