The leaves on a dogwood tree are starting to turn color and a few have even fallen to the ground already:
Close-up of leaves on another dogwood (again, note the couple of fallen leaves):
Berries forming an a third dogwood:Leaves on a Japanese maple (?) have turned bright red:
All these photos were taken at our house today in 32.2°C (89.9°F) weather. Clicking on the images will load much larger versions (2.0-3.4 MB).
If my whole life were condensed to fit in one year, on Saturday (at about 3:15 PM) I would be as old as I actually am right now1. So in some artificial way2 these pictures represent exactly where I am in my life right now (I know—I have too much time and not enough to do).
1 Assuming I live to be 86 years old, which I have some whimsical reason to believe, and that I die smack dab in the middle of that year.
2 It would probably be less artificial to use a year that starts and ends of the winter solstice, which case this milestone would have been about 10 days earlier.