Fall color: the show is here!

Sunny, warm days and clear cool nights following a week of heavy rain has been the perfect recipe for accelerating fall color.  Maples and oaks are beginning to show color while ash and sassafras are at peak.  Oaks are turning much earlier than normal while maples are on schedule.  In addition, a wet spring has led to the most stunning fall wildflowers in memory with brilliant fields of goldenrod and New England aster combining with the brilliant reds of sumac.