Just this week the towering old oak outside my Queens row house window turned from summer green to the burnished orange of "finally" fall. I took this photo as a tribute to our Iron Chef secret ingredient (pumpkin!) and to my cat Nemo, one of my beautiful New York strays.
Nemo and the pumpkin
BTW: If you're wondering what Nemo is up to, he is happily watching leaves randomly flutter from branch to earth. (No worries for Nemo. Cats don't know how to use rakes.)