The shades of gold and burgundy have faded and quick-paced gusts of wind have blown away the leaves that had crumpled up. The tree stems and barks stand tall and bare, ready to welcome snow.
They remind me of how the Twilight movie series started out. The opening scene of Forks, Washington was something similar ... classic woods. That series is not the same anymore. The silence and dark has been replaced with brightness and jubilant cheers.
Fall is beautiful. It works like a mood swing I feel. It is wild and blazing at first and silent and sober as it abates. But it's all well because soon it shall be Winter and the barren trees shall find a new reason to celebrate.