Recently the team assembled in New Jersey and while driving around, we started a conversation on how odd it is that the leaves haven't yet fallen. Since I grew up in New York, I remember that by Halloween, most of the leaves were on their way to the ground, and certainly by Thanksgiving, the trees were bare. But, it looks like a mid-September day with most of the leaves still on the trees.
Before anyone starts thinking about global warming, the Weather Channel
has a story that explains it:
"With the extended daylight saving time period observed in most parts of the United States (a week earlier in the spring and a week later in the fall), the leaves will typically turn color and fall a couple weeks later than what we're accustomed to. This is not due to the global warming."