This photo doesn't quite catch the impression the tree made on me when I went out to dispose of the trash last night. Its branches shone white from the light of the spotlights on the corner of the garage.
The tree branches spread over more than a third of our backyard. The swing gives you a clue to its size. The leaves are all down. Some years when the conditions are just right the leaves fall all day long like rain. Usually that means we have had a sudden hard freeze. This year the leaves fell gradually like those of ordinary trees.