Fall Color Comparison

Fall color is later this year than in previous years, specifically when compared to last year. I took the photos below in the same location one year apart. The 2020 photos were taken on October 15, 2020 and the 2021 photos were taken on October 14, 2021. Obviously I can’t replicate the weather conditions, however it is easy to see that colors are behind last year based on these photos. Warm weather with rainfall in September-October 2021 has slowed the progress of fall color this year. Trees continue to photosynthesis continues and the breakdown of chlorophyll is delayed not allowing the less dominant pigments to put on their annual show….just yet. Stay tuned! Some sunny days with chilly//frosty nights will make a big difference moving forward!

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