This year many leaves fell before the real color change began to take place as can be seen in this photo. I took the photo with a zoom lense at 300mm looking over Lake Nockamixon to the forested hills on the other side of the lake.
This photo is located on the same lake side I was hiking. Note the great blue heron near the autumn red leaf tree.
I had hiked a distance off the path and was struck by the colorful leaves on the forest bed.