If you can't be in awe of Mother Nature,
there's something wrong with you... Alex Trebek
Nothing does transition like Mother Nature. Earlier in the year I was hunting for the perfect small tree to give shade in my back garden. After much searching, in June I settled on a mature Gleditsia Sunburst. Being a deciduous tree, in winter mode, it looked very much like a big twig when first planted. July, August and September went by, the weather was warming up.. just when I was beginning to think perhaps I'd bought a dud I spotted un bud.. followed by many mini explosions of green and yellow!
... and now, the future promise of shade.. beaucoup de shade :) according to the link above, the Gleditsia can grow up to 8mts.. how did I not notice that! Going to have to show this one who's in charge :) Happy first of the month, take care and stay safe...