Here she speculates on the fantastic color:
It is truly wonderful to see the Fall colors this year. I wonder if the severe drought and high temperatures most of the summer has had anything to do with it?
It could be, the trees certainly don't look the worse for wear! Go visit Shady Gardener's Fall Color Project Post!
The Fall Color Project is hosted each year by Growing The Home Garden. Visit the Fall Color Project Post for more information on how to participate!