Is this a birch tree? I most assuredly do not know my trees, but today as I was riding downtown after a long work day, I was scoping out the trees. We don’t get fall colors here in New Orleans, because we don’t really have fall like that, and we certainly don’t have a lot of deciduous trees. I saw one tree that looked golden from afar, but when I got closer it turned out the golden was from the sun hitting it just right. That’s beautiful, of course, but sometimes I feel a little wistful for autumn–harvest time, maple sugar candy (you can get that anytime, and sugaring season’s March through April, but it reminds me of fall just the same), corn mazes, apple cider donuts-the whole bag. But this tree has just a hint of fall on it, some reddish leaves on branches, some on the ground, having already fallen. Of course, it was 88 degrees here today, and humid as summertime. Most days, I’ll take that over all the colors in the world.