I was walking around getting my 17th photos, when the leaves under my boots started begging for attention.
We called this weather phenomenon "leaf fall." The leaves were literally falling in a steady stream from the trees overhead. It was after the first night of frosty temperatures and my conjecture is that it triggered something that finally caused all the leaves to be cut off from the branches nutrition.
See, it was like snowdrifts, only leaves instead! These are my dirty work shoes; I was on my way to do some landscaping.
We were blown away. This came out of the blue. Last night, the storm began before bedtime and everyone who woke up in the middle of the night kept checking to see if it was still snowing or had melted away. It stuck!