Yesterday late afternoon, the setting sun really colored these trees around the pond in the center of town. They're beginning to change to their autumn shades anyway, but the strong golden sun brightened them dramatically. There was not even the slightest breeze to ripple the water, either. Lily pads, their flowers long gone, adorn the edges of the pond in the photo, above.
Small trees and shrubs in the shaded foreground, not illuminated by the sun, retain their actual coloring.
Many trees are already almost bare, courtesy Tropical Storm Irene. I don't think it's going to be a great year for fall foliage around here.