Autumn gives me a crazy feeling of impermanence. I'll just throw that out there.
I thought you might enjoy this picture, which combines the firework aspect of this tree, bursting for weeks above the house, with a little glimpse of "after" for the painting.
In the back, this tree is dumping its leaves on the deck. You really only appreciate its beauty this way!
Sometimes I think we'll only ever paint any more.
Today, the porch floor, conveniently edited from this picture!