Thursday, October 25, 2018

autumn leaves

fall foliage as once
Right around Oct. 10 used to be the time when the leaf-peepers descended on my neck of the New England woods. The hills would be alive with yellows and oranges and still-a-bit-greens and Hallmark calendar photographers would be out in force. A barn or small corral would be backstopped by a panoply of homespun color.

My wife and I took a drive the other day in search of leaves to photograph and send along to my son who is living in Georgia. They weren't there. There were yellows and browns and a spotting of evergreens, but the tourist-friendly vistas could not be found.

The color has, as it seems, drained away.

1 comment:

  1. Wonder if it was the weather (related to climate change or not) or the trees.

    Not all tree leaves turn red in the autumn; I've had similar disappointing trips in years past.

    "The crisp, cold nights in the fall combine with bright, sunny days to spur production of red in leaves – especially in sugar maple and red maple trees. Burgundy leaves often result from a combination of red pigment and chlorophyll. ... Ash tree leaves often turn a deep burgundy color."

    BTW -- Given the prevalence of photographs on the internet, autumn photography aint what it once was.