In western Canada the leaves on the trees change color with far less drama than on the east coast. I’m okay with that. We westerners have learned to become ultra appreciative of the fall color we do see. Here’s the color in our front yard, most apparent in the viburnum lentago (nannyberry) near the pond. Our hedge is always gorgeous at this time of year. It’s a cotoneaster, and I think it is one of the best looking plants in the autumn. We need a bit of cold weather to get the colors changing, and we’ve finally had a few nippy nights to do it.
I’ve also included a photo of a stand of larix laricina (tamarack) from a nearby park. This deciduous tree has needle-like leaves that make it look like an evergreen, and the leaves turn golden-yellow before they fall. I thought the sunlight in the late afternoon showed off the color very well.