I have been to the mountain, and I come back bearing news.
Despite the lifeless coloration of many trees here in Roane County, some places are beginning to see some of those reds, golds and oranges that make autumn so festive.
I had just about given up on the seasonal eye candy this year.
Most of the leaves on my big maple are muddy green and brown. The usual vibrant yellow is nowhere to be found.
The same is true of the red maple down the road.