Fall Colors

thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
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Foothills of The Adirondacks
I didn't see a thread started so I'll put this here, if there is one please move this to the other one.

We took a ride to see some fall colors, even though it is past peak, the colors in the woods and on the sides of the roads were nice.

The first 4 pictures are from Lampson Falls, the next 4 should be from Sinclair Falls and the last 2 pics should be of Jamestown Falls.
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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
13,268
Foothills of The Adirondacks
Here are some pictures from our lot, I should've been back there a week or so ago.
 

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AlbergSteve

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Dec 11, 2017
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We really don't get "fall" colours here on the west coast, green, mottled yellow , then brown. Headed to Nova Scotia this week and hoping to see lots of colour.
 

begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
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South Puget Sound, WA
We don't get the spectacular colors that one sees back east with native trees. But we do get some nice colors with those that are planted. It's been stormy today, but I caught this shot during a break in the rain.

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DuaeGuttae

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Oct 26, 2016
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Texas
I was taking some pictures this morning before the cold front started blowing in. There’s the occasional deciduous tree that stands out down here, but fall colors in our parts tend to be flowers, so I thought I’d share my southwestern contribution.
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DuaeGuttae

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Oct 26, 2016
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Texas
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We had an ice storm at the beginning of last week and lots of cold (for Texas) weather. I was therefore pleasantly surprised to see the Texas Sage start to bloom this week. Moisture triggers it, so I guess it was the ice.
 

begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
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South Puget Sound, WA
Not my shot, a friend took it while hiking in the North Cascades National Park. The mountains are covered with ripe blueberries there and the picking was good. He said, nothing slows a hiker down like ripe blueberries.

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Looking down on Monogram Lake
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When the larches start to change the mountainsides will be golden.
 
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Jun 8, 2020
102
Craig County, VA
Definitely starting to change in SW Virginia. The large sugar maple trees around my house are yellowing up and the leaves are dropping like crazy. The red maples are starting to color up in the tops, but I would guess it will be a couple of weeks before they are really pretty. Oaks are still totally green.
 
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DuaeGuttae

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Oct 26, 2016
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Texas
Definitely starting to change in SW Virginia. The large sugar maple trees around my house are yellowing up and the leaves are dropping like crazy. The red maples are starting to color up in the tops, but I would guess it will be a couple of weeks before they are really pretty. Oaks are still totally green.
Two of the things that we really miss from Virginia are deciduous trees, especially maples, and snow. We are considering taking a day trip later this fall to a place called "Lost Maples" natural area down here in order to enjoy some turning foliage. We'll see.

Despite being different from what we're used to, Texas has its own beauty. After some rain last month and cooler temperatures, things are really starting to come alive again. Much of our land we are working to clear of some invasive species and then leave as "wildscape." The yellow flowers are very common at this time of year. I can't remember my identification of it. The purple is also pretty common and is called Prairie Verbena.
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The red and pink and cultivars of lantana are not what grows natively but have escaped into the wild from landscaped plants. They aren't harmful, though, so we enjoy having them grow like wildflowers. We have some pretty huge bushes, and they are all flowering profusely.

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Yesterday my husband and I were moving brush, and there were about ten different species of butterflies all over the large bush. I didn't have a camera then, and today there weren't as many, but butterflies are definitely a form of fall color at this time of year.
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begreen

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wow that is color we don't see anything like that here in the northeast
New England has some of the best celebrations of fall color. I do miss that.
 

MTY

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Jan 9, 2019
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Idaho
The deer are also changing color. The more mature have been turning dark for about two to three weeks. The fawns have pretty much lost their spots, but remain a light tan. It is interesting that my maples and oaks have been changing in sync with the deer.
 
Jun 8, 2020
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Craig County, VA
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This is a birds eye view of the field next to my house. Lots of trees getting pretty now, but many of the maples are shedding leaves and after the rain from the hurricane leftovers in our area this past weekend, some trees are pretty much bare.
 
Jun 8, 2020
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Craig County, VA
The deer are also changing color. The more mature have been turning dark for about two to three weeks. The fawns have pretty much lost their spots, but remain a light tan. It is interesting that my maples and oaks have been changing in sync with the deer.
The deer around my area are still pretty light in color. I see a few deer that look darker, but most are still lighter.
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tlc1976

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Oct 7, 2012
547
Northwest Lower Michigan
Trees really turning behind my house.
 

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