The scientific reason the leaves change color is because there is not enough light and water to support photosynthesis, so the green chlorophyll disappears. I believe it’s Mother Nature working her magic, giving us one last delightful show before the cloak of winter settles in.
I visited my home state, Missouri, over the weekend. I absolutely love to see the rolling hills and the fabulous colors of October, and I took every opportunity to gawk, like a dog with its head out the car window. Much as I like being in Florida for the cold part of the winter, I do miss the Midwest in the fall. The slight nip in the air puts me in a mindset to light a fire, whip up a batch of mulled wine, and most important, snuggle up with my sweetie. I hope it does the same for you!