Early fall colors

The maple in this picture, as pretty as its early fall coloration is, must be ill. Usually early fall color means a tree is on its last legs. We'll see. 

Now, aren't these apples cute? They are on a Goodland apple. The Goodland apple is my favorite for this very reason: I think the apples are unbearably cute. They taste good, but it is their appearance which I find most memorable. 

Just down the row was a tree full of Zestar apples. They tasted a little better than the Goodland, at least tonight (none of them compare to the Chestnut or the Honeycrisp), but they aren't as pretty.