This is my favorite tree. It positively glows red - like a huge, brief flare.
I have been working on getting the garden and outside ready for winter. This entails checking off my extensive list. Having learned from (many) mistakes over the years, I keep a master list in a notebook and check it off each fall. Too many things have fallen through the cracks when I attempt to re-make the list each year.
The kids will benefit from this, believe you me.