In September I was out for sunrise on the West Fork of the Trinity River in Fort Worth and found this hint of fall. This is about 5-6 weeks before the normal start of our fall color season.
The summer grasses had really hemmed the river in on what is a rocky section most of the year. This sapling was growing in the river and what few leaves it had were already yellow.
I found it a refreshing sign of the fall to come and looked forward to finding more colors along the river.