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Old 10-04-12, 06:10 AM
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Fall color

Yes, we have some.
 
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Old 10-04-12, 08:15 AM
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So do we....tans, reds, and browns. Of course that's also our winter, spring, and summer colors.
 
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Our fall colors came and went in about a week and change.
Our apple tree along the driveway went from green to bold in a few days.

The only picture I have from this years changing was from this past weekend in Bruce Mines Ontario (at a geocaching event).
The picture below is an old building near an abondon gold mine.
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Mostly our fall color is....green; this is the first year the tree in front has put on fall colors unless my memory is failing.
 
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Old 10-04-12, 01:34 PM
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Ours will be in full swing by the end of October. Cabin rental is going crazy for those weeks
 
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Old 10-04-12, 02:40 PM
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Thanks for starting the post the-tow-guy. We have some nice fall colors on the trees in our little city and if I get a chance I will try to take some pictures of the leaves changing. One of the nice things about this time of year. I don't care for raking the leaves though!
 
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Old 10-04-12, 07:30 PM
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Raking leaves? What's that?
 
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Old 10-05-12, 03:33 AM
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The wind vortex in my valley blows all my leaves against one fence. NICE. Just collect them and throw them on the garden. John, I hope those leaves are "changing" and not dying Of course the tree could be just shedding old stuff to make room for new.
 
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Old 10-05-12, 04:20 AM
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Actually that's one of the trees that does shed. Also have one in back yard of same variety only much bigger. The big live oak in the front yard drops leaves, too, but is never bare. I don't even own a leaf rake.

Wife & daughter in for a rude awakening Sunday morning in Roswell:
 
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We're still a couple of weeks away from peak fall color. Not wanting to start an argument here but IMO nothing can touch the fall color in New England - except possibly parts of Colorado and New Mexico.
 
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Old 10-05-12, 02:47 PM
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Yes, Sunday will be a glorious day in the 60's !!! Love it.

OK, Wayne, now you've done it!
 
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Not my photos but typical New England fall. It's all about the sugar maples.

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Yesterday 77* today 55*. Fall finally arrives.
 
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Old 10-20-12, 08:53 AM
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Fall has officially arrived

Okay, Fall's officially here; AC is off and windows open:
 
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Late October and it hit 75* this afternoon. Normal high for this date is 63*. It's now 7PM and we have windows and doors open.

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Old 10-20-12, 04:25 PM
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Wind died down to nothing mid afternoon and we had to button up and turn ac on for comfort. Maybe a week or 10 days of of part-time ac and then we'll be good. Going to be nice on the golf course tomorrow AM.
 
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Here's some pictures I snapped today on the way to a parade.









 
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Our color and leaves have generally been stripped by high winds except a few types of trees.

Of course, all the pines, shrubs and other evergreens are their usual colors.

The rest is a mixture of some green grass and a mix of browns and gray of the trees and bark, except for the birch.

Everyone is waiting for some good accent color, like white snow where everything becomes fresh again. The timing will be very unpredictable. A week or two ago we had 14" to 22" of snow 250 miles north, but it has melted for the most part and the area is still considered a severe drought area. About 15 years ago, this area (MSP) had 22"-26" of snow that collapse the tops on boats still in the water. A few weeks later, it was all gone and never really covered the ground for another 6 weeks. - That is the reason people want snow even though some ski hills are open (cool nights. water and compressed air nozzles do wonders).

Just sitting and waiting while the migratory birds decide when to leave but many species unfortunately like the geese in particular do not get the clue.

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Old 10-21-12, 03:12 AM
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Still a lot of green up your way, Justin. Warmer than normal fall?
 
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Old 10-21-12, 03:37 AM
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Nothing to do with trees changing color, but last year we had absolutely NO acorns, and didn't have a "winter". This year we are carpeted with acorns......maybe a good cold winter is in store, I hope.
 
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Larry we had a lot of acorns last year but not many this year

I guess this past week was our peak for fall colors. They were really starting to turn and look nice when the 'dust' storm from Oklahoma came thru followed by rain - now most of the leaves are on the ground.
 
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Green? That's just the grass. Everything else has already changed colours.
 
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Old 11-05-12, 04:00 AM
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To resurrect the post. Speaking of colors. Flew to Albuquerque on Friday to drive wifey back home.......long story. I noted there is absolutely no viable vegetation out there. Scrub bushes...that's about it. I did not see anything "green" until Oklahoma City. Trees of a good size started in Arkansas. Colors were awesome as the wind had not devastated the leaves out there like it did here. Long trip!!
 
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Old 11-05-12, 06:56 AM
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Yeah...nothing really green this time of year Larry. Higher elevations like Flagstaff have lots of pines....but desert areas only "green" up in the spring. A month later most of the color is gone as it heats up.
 
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