But all that aside, I think I’ve discovered why fall seems to come and go so quickly in Texas – it’s because none of the trees turn yellow all at once. They do it like this tree, in points and patches, forming a sort of yellow mange. Then they lose their leaves all at once and it’s winter. Still, they are trying, the poor things. It’s not their fault we never get a real freeze until December. Which, by the way, is a great thing for an outdoor painter.