Acer saccharum, with yellow fall color
The old sugar maple tree in front of the kitchen door is in glorious fall color right now.
Sugar maples have some of the most brilliant autumn colors of all trees. They can be yellow, orange, or red.
The rest of our old sugar maples grow in a row in front of the site of the old log house. They all turn orange. This one grows in a different area of the yard, near the old garden site, and it's the only one that turns yellow.
Standing beneath this tree and appreciating its rich, beautiful color for a few minutes will make any autumn day better.