At Roche Harbor on the north end of the island the red maples (well, they’re green in the summer, but turn bright red in the fall) are losing their leaves. I happened to catch one as it fell, the motion causing it to blur.
The lower photo is of a young deer feeding on the leaves as they fall in the gutter at the side of the road. That reminds me of when I was a kid, I loved the red candies the best. The JuJu beads, the Necco wafers, and the JuJyfruits. Oh, and the Dots, and, of course, the Life Savers! Later came the gummi-bears and the Skittles.
I wonder if the red color of berries (and apparently leaves) are more attractive to wildlife. I’ve heard tell that red is a favorite of guys. That supposedly is why lipstick is attractive on women, so it’s not just the flavor of the red candy that we like.