From predominantly green scenery in summer, to colorful, vivid, flamboyant scenery in autumn, deciduous trees enjoy life year round. They awaken in spring when the environment becomes more welcoming; they become greener and stronger drawing sustenance from the sun and the earth in summer. Then, in autumn, they compete with each other saying “Look at how beautiful I am.” Autumn is the time to show off their beauty on the catwalk of nature. Exhausted from this performance, they surely look forward to taking a long rest in winter.
Here is a Haiku by Basho Matuo (1644-1694) depicting autumn foliage: “A spinning colorful leaf falls on bean curd adding a tint.”