The leaves here in New York have been disappointing this year. I think the weather hasn't been cool enough for the leaves to change so they've just stayed green, then turned brown. Ew. But in the park next to my house, there's one circle of trees that went bright yellow. They had already dropped them by the time I made this thumbnail, creating a carpet of yellow underfoot.
There's a playground there under the trees, and for the kids it's time to go back to school no matter what the weather does. Fall will always be bound up with school for me, probably one reason I love the season so much. They only had thirty or forty minutes to run around, which was plenty of time to do a quick watercolor.