These tulip trees (yellow poplar) are a half-block down the street. Perhaps we should expect that if Spring starts in February, then Fall should come in July.
What is that lying on the ground? Yes, they are fallen, brown leaves. We usually don't rake until October. Our river birch in the front yard is at about the same stage as these trees.
It is very disconcerting to see our summer loveliness gone almost before summer is officially underway.
But, far be it from me to complain.