In the meantime, the dogwood is slimming down on it's own, heading pell-mell into fall with a glorious set of red leaves. I made this picture in yesterday's lovely sunlight. The pace of leaf change has really picked up in the last week.
More cool nights are ahead and if I were a betting woman, I'd say there will be even more reddening leaves next week. Seasonal change has a way of making that happen.