Oddly enough, in my surrounding area, we have huge expanses of green trees left where it still looks like summer, trees that are just about to burst into color, trees peaking with oranges and reds, and about 25% bare or becoming bare trees. This is the longest season I have ever encountered! Not complaining, however, I do have some concerns. With winter arriving with an occasional early snowfall and fully leafed out trees, I do not ever want to experience the 2011 October snow storm again with that 12 day power outage! I'm still enjoying a colorful autumn here but will be keeping an eye on the forecast for the next two weeks. I'm hoping by Thanksgiving we are in stick season because snow is just around the corner.
The colors that are emerging are beautiful! We seemed to have been spared the enormous leaf drop that others in parts of CT have experienced. My Norwegian maples in my back yard are still deep green and I suppose I will be raking into December!