They are always well ahead of the other trees. My Cleyera japonica bush is beginning to have some fall color.
I love the way its berries on the same bush as the one above are bursting out of their covering.
The outer cover almost looks like bread crumbs dropping.
The male cardinal has a leaf on it that almost matches his feathers.
I don't remember what leaf I photographed below.
The male rufous-sided towhee is a gate guard.
I don't know what kind of insect the fellow below is but I thought he was interesting.