Here in central Alabama, it takes a while for the colors of the leaves to change. What's changing right now are the maples and the crepe myrtles. We really haven't had any cold weather to speak of yet, either, although it did go from the 90s to the 70s in a week's time! God has blessed this area of the country with the color green. Lush trees, grass, hills and valleys. Unfortunately the last few years we have been going through a dry period, even to the point of drought for a few years. Very unheard of in this area.
Sort of like our seasons of life. Sometimes we are verdant and watered by the word of God, and other times we are dried up and cracking with thirst for want of spiritual rain. It's really up to us, isn't it?
"The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever."