A tiny leaf fallen from the Red Maple in our front yard.
Now this is August and the mercury is still climbing to nearly 100 degrees on an almost daily basis.
So it seems a bit early for the leaves to be changing color from their summertime green to the autumnal red.
I am no arborist but I'm thinking if one leaf came loose in a gusty wind and blew free from its mooring, perhaps in it's death throes it may turn from nile to scarlet.
I don't know if that is correct or not but I picked up the leaf and brought it inside to photograph anyway.
I like the red leaves and, though I dread the icy days of winter, I must admit I look forward to the entire tree turning carmine.