Up East, many of the prime leaf peeping areas, in places like Vermont and New Hampshire, were hard hit by Hurricane Irene and will have their normal big season of tourism disrupted by the damage that the storm did.
In Texas, which is not a prime leaf peeping area and not really known for much fall color, a lot of the color in the forests this fall is like this:
The forests, including this small area behind my backyard, are full of dead trees. Thousands of dead trees. Here, brown has become the color of autumn.
But, in other parts of the country, the changing of the colors has already begun and will continue and intensify in coming weeks. In case you can't get away to enjoy those colors, here's a 60 second video just to give you a taste. Enjoy!