It seems like overnight, the trees in Downey have begun to change color. This stand of trees lines the center island of Paramount Blvd. I don't know how long I have driven past them as they were starting to change colors, but all of a sudden I noticed it this week—an explosion of color.
The shorter days and longer, colder nights of the fall season contribute to the leaves changing colors.
"Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away;
Lengthen night and shorten day;
Every leaf speaks bliss to me
Fluttering from the autumn tree."
~ Emily Bronte, Fall leaves, fall