Many weeks ago, the leaves started to turn color. I had forgotten how rapidly the leaves can go from green to yellow, gold, orange, red, and maroon. In addition, the more north you go, the more vibrant the colors. Some trees and bushes in the area were covered in bright red leaves as if they’d been spray painted.
To capture the shades of the season, I gather a handful of leaves from around the Microsoft campus and took pictures of them. The images below are untouched and were taken on my kitchen table and floor.