It's time for a walk in the park.
Look up and there are leaves turning and perhaps a seed ball or two...
... look down to see the ones that have been first to fall.
The bark of the tree peels off as it ages to reveal the new tender pale, smooth bark beneath.
I jumped out of my car today to take a few pictures of the trees in my nearby park. While not the blazing color of some of our fall favorites, like the maple, pistache or tupelo, it's like the theater, someone has to stand in the chorus, and, the London Plane is doing this rather nicely! If you'd like to find out more about this tree, visit Gardening in the Sacramento Valley.