You may not know this but it isn’t the cool weather that causes the first leaves to turn color and fall. It’s the diminishing hours of sunlight. Photosynthesis – literally making something out of light – needs the fuel that sunlight offers and at some point in our part of the world, the leaves say, “I’m out of here!” and give up.
It also part of the cycle of life. But because I am leaf-like in my need for sun, I’m not all that excited about fall and the winter that will soon follow. What do I get from the sun? Warmth. Melatonin. No need to wear socks.