Boom! Autumn colors taking center stage in the suburbs

 
 
Updated 11/3/2018 4:48 PM
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  • Laurie Runyon of Naperville checks out some colorful trees at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle.

      Laurie Runyon of Naperville checks out some colorful trees at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle. Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • An explosion of color as seen from a drone at the Morton Arboretum.

      An explosion of color as seen from a drone at the Morton Arboretum. Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • A colorful tree in Brush Hill Park in Naperville.

      A colorful tree in Brush Hill Park in Naperville. Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • It's a perfect time of year to check out the trails at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle.

      It's a perfect time of year to check out the trails at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle. Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

Sometimes the seasons sneak up on you.

One day you gaze out your window and everything still looks green. The next, you spot the faintest touch of color in some faraway trees. And then, boom! Autumn explodes with an incredible mix of reds, yellows, rusts and oranges.

Then, just when it seems fall might last forever, a cold wind blows, the leaves scatter, the color disappears and winter sets in.

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