Nature has rolled out its fall line, and all the area's hottest trees — from ginkgos to Chinese pistache — are resplendent in golden yellows, bright oranges and deep crimsons. Yes, it's pretty much the same show as last year (and every year before that), but it's a timeless, classic look.
Problem is, these colors will be flying off the trees, so we have to take in their beauty quickly. The forecast for the Modesto area calls for a 65 percent chance of showers today from a weather system that was starting to move through Northern California late Tuesday. Rain and wind will take the leaves from trees to gutters in what seems like no time at all.
The good news: Dry weather is expected to return for the Thanksgiving holiday and remain through the weekend, although forecasters predict a strong possibility of fog in the night and morning hours.
For those looking to burn off a few calories after the Thanksgiving feast, here are some areas around Modesto to take walks among the autumn hues:
On The Bee's Facebook page, our friends have shared thoughts on where to fall in love with fall: