New Jersey is not a state renowned for its autumn color. Nevertheless, there is nice color when the summer weather cooperates. One year, I watched a sole branch from a maple tree, draped in front of a white pine in my back yard, edge closer and closer to nice colors. Finally, I grabbed my camera and from morning to evening, shot several slides of the intermix of dark green from the pine with the reds and yellows of the maple leaves.
I kept this slide and scanned it. It is now the only photo I have of where I used to live.