Is That...Autumn Color?!?
Sort of. The real Autumn color of here is brown, but early morning light and an actual touch of turn to the Japanese Maple provide a brief hint of it.
It was a tough year for the Japanese Maples. A terrible heat wave in March, just as they leafed out, scorched the emerging foliage. The lack of much winter rain left the soil too dry, and the cut back in irrigation made matters worse. I hope a wet winter brings them back to health.
The most reliable mix of classic Autumn is found in the koi pond.