Photo of Central Park in fall via djwerdna's flickr

The foliage is coming! The foliage is coming! And soon everything will look like a happy little burnt-sienna-filled Bob Ross painting. Now that the dog days of summer are officially behind us, we'll get a short burst of brisk fall weather and trees bursting with color (even in the Bronx) before winter freezes us over. Kottke points to a foliage map so you don't miss the leaves turning; you can even become and ambassador and give reports from your location (right now we're still green).

If you wanna catch the foliage in a less urban setting, Circle Line is offering an Oktoberfest trip, which will head to Bear Mountain from October 3rd through November 1st. Where's your favorite place to see the trees change color? Outer space, perhaps?