IT’S 2:05 AM – EVERYTHING CHANGED!!
As if by magic at precisely 2:05 AM in southern California, autumn ushers in a dramatic change!
Unlike many other parts of the country, you have to really know where to look for this dramatic change in California. With valley temperatures in the 90’s, one might have difficulty considering today anything other than another summer day. (So glad I don’t live in the valley!) Ah but if you look carefully, you can see the changes.
Traveling down historic Route 66, only a few miles from my office, I can see this dramatic change. Seemingly overnight, the maple trees along this well-traveled avenue begin to dress themselves in the brightest of fall colors! Though very slight at first, eventually these magnificent trees will display the radiant color only fall can create!
Everything changed at precisely 2:05 AM this morning. For now, it’s a small change. But as time passes, every leaf will participate in this beautiful transformation that we call autumn!