Below is one of my Bradford pear trees exhibiting what passes for color changes here in the south. Those trees, my other pear trees, and two Chinese tallow trees I planted that Kevin dug up out of the Erickson yard are the only trees that put on any kind of a show here.
And the picture below looks like a typical cabbage patch. There are no cabbages here. There are collard greens, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, chives, carrots, and a lone tomato bush that came up on its own. It would be a real treat to have vine-ripened tomatoes in December but I am not optimistic about that.