With the sun shining on the canopy of Acer saccharum we are reminded that the autumn equinox passed and the day length is now shorter than the hours of darkness. Autumn is truly with us. The cooler temperatures are causing deciduous foliage to colour and this eastern north American native is one of the first to give of its best. The lobed leaves colour up through shades of gold, yellow, orange to red. A magnificent spectacle on the south boundary to the garden.