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First Day of Fall Colors – Shades of Change

Dawn on September 22, 2014

Dawn on September 22, 2014

The colors of the landscape on the first day of fall are shifting. Fall colors are  mutable, first draining and then gathering richness. The dawn sun on the trees across the field show the rustiness of the trees as the fresh green seeps away.

Maple reds arrive

Maple reds arrive

As I drove around on my errands I saw the different fall colors arrive in different ways, vibrantly on the treetops.

Birch branches

Birch branches

The low branches of the beeches are turning gold and if I look closely I can see the tiny pointy buds of next year’s leaves forming.

Golden riverside tree

Golden riverside tree

A single golden tree along the river set against the green hillside.

 

Maple leaves

Maple leaves

This small maple is being transformed from emerald to ruby, but you can still see the transformation is not  complete.

red leaves on a vine

red leaves on a vine

Soon reds will become more prominent. Already this weedy vine has a brilliant sash.

Schoolyard pumpkins

Schoolyard pumpkins

Rich gold is to be seen in all the local farmstands as the pumpkin harvest is set  out. These pumpkins are in the Hawlemont School garden.

What colors are changing in your landscape?

3 comments to First Day of Fall Colors – Shades of Change

  • Ahhh, those colors of fall sneak in almost overnight. I love the progression and the coolness of a fall morning. Great photos.

  • Such lovely rich golds in your photos, especially the first one. I just noticed the other day that a few of the trees are beginning to turn here. I’m hoping all the rain we had this year means we’ll have a colorful fall.

  • Pat

    Layanee- The colors are changing faster every minute. It is very gold.
    Rose – I am wishing for rain – and I don’t care whether it affect color. I just want rain!

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