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Old 09-20-2012, 09:31 PM   #21
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things moving quickly here in Colorado. This is the "Maroon Bells" near Aspen. Dry, hot summer and first snow in the mountains last weekend will make this an early fall color season.
Beautiful picture!

We were in central Colorado in August and we noticed that the Colorado Pine beatle is doing some serious damage on thousands of acres. The color of a tree killed by the beatles is gray. I hope y'all can get a handle on that!
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Barely any color here, but not expected until mid to late October here in Chicagoland. Hope we get good color this Fall, yellow, orange, red with some green. ... Fall is my favorite season hands down...
With the drought, I expect a lot of brown, but we will see.

We usually spend a w/e downtown Chicago in November, and it's interesting that there is a 'micro-climate' right around Millennium Park (lake effect and some other factors). Some maps show that small area as a whole zone number warmer than the surrounding area.

The trees there hold their color a full month after the trees out in the burbs/sticks have lost theirs. It's nice to see the season stretched out a little. And fall is my absolute favorite, was beautiful here the past few days.

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As I look across the backyard, there is only one tree that has started to change color.
But it looks like winter is creeping in.

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Some of the red maples are starting to turn here in W Pa.
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Fresh from the digital camera...pics were taken 3 days ago along Rt 13, right in the heart of the lake effect snow corridor SE of Lake Ontario.

The colors in upstate NY are simply fabulous
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Temperature dipped just below 40 F last night and we had some very light frost in low areas. Playing around with a macro lens:
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Colors starting to come on where I'm at near Chicago. Took two long drives last week and noticed:

1) Colors get better and better as you drive north in Michigan (as you'd expect), but very little color (still mostly green) up in the Traverse City to Mackinac Island area. That's puzzling to me...
2) Better color across OH and PA but not much happening (yet?) out in MD.
3) FB reports for Brown County (southern IN) are still mostly green.

Not sure temps (ideally sunny & cool but not freezing) or moisture (too dry this spring and summer) have been optimal for color this year...
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3) FB reports for Brown County (southern IN) are still mostly green.
Just east of Nashville on Hwy 46, turn south onto Hwy 135. Take 135 all the way south to about Corydon. Then take I-64 west for a bit, and return north toward Bloomington on Hwy 37. Excellent drive for scenery and solitude.
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Just east of Nashville on Hwy 46, turn south onto Hwy 135. Take 135 all the way south to about Corydon. Then take I-64 west for a bit, and return north toward Bloomington on Hwy 37. Excellent drive for scenery and solitude.
DW and I are planning on a weekend in Bloomington & Brown County in the next weekend or three. Just trying to avoid an IU football weekend with fall colors peaking ideally. Thanks...
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DW and I are planning on a weekend in Bloomington & Brown County in the next weekend or three. Just trying to avoid an IU football weekend with fall colors peaking ideally. Thanks...
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Fresh from the digital camera...pics were taken 3 days ago along Rt 13, right in the heart of the lake effect snow corridor SE of Lake Ontario.

The colors in upstate NY are simply fabulous
Fall is great in the north east US. Probably better up your way for colors. It's not just the colors but the smells of the fallen leaves, the chill, the bounty of the harvest, the relaxing way the individual leaves decend from on high.
My favorite season.
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Fall is...my favorite season.
Mine too hands down. My favs...
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I live in the deciduous woods in NW Virginia. Mostly poplar, oak, and hickory trees and one very beautiful 35 ft holly. Our lot was logged for the large money-bearing trees about 35 years ago (not clear cut) and by now most of the big stumps are gone. We have one particularly fruitful one this year. We had been going through a drought and recently had a lot of rain resulting in lots of fungus! This is a new color of mushroom for me. I had never seen this hue before this week. The picture only shows about one third of the 'shrooms on the stump.

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Fall is great in the north east US. Probably better up your way for colors. It's not just the colors but the smells of the fallen leaves, the chill, the bounty of the harvest, the relaxing way the individual leaves decend from on high.
My favorite season.
Fabulous pics! Your foliage looks to be just a week or so behind us.

As much as I grouse about the winter, having 4 true seasons is great.

It's hard to describe the visual magic of seeing a waterfall of leaves blowing off a tree in a medium breeze, drifting across a road or field, slowly circling down to the ground.

The flocks of migrating birds fly by in waves, changing direction and height in some sort of instinctive choreographed motion.

The previously all-green landscape comes ablaze in colors that would rival any skilled artist's pallet. Red, oranges, browns, yellows...in all hues. Everywhere I look, I am amazed at the glorious spectrum. It is hard to keep my eyes focused on the road while driving. I do a lot of pulling over.
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Fabulous pics! Your foliage looks to be just a week or so behind us.

... I do a lot of pulling over.
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Took these pics a little over a week ago.
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I've got pretty red maples right across the street. Funny, the ones on my side of the street are still just a washed out green.

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Fall is great in the north east US...
New England has the best fall foliage. I have not traveled to many other countries with fall foliage in order to tell with authority, but could not imagine if something would be better.

I can still picture in my mind a photo I saw many years ago in National Geographic, perhaps even before I came to this country. It showed the backs of two little kids, dressed in warm clothes, going out for trick-or-treat among the fallen leaves and golden trees, with some whitewashed houses in the background, and in the late light of dusk. It left a lasting impression.

We did make a leaf-peeping mission a few years ago driving through the White Mountain region (can't remember when), but will come back again. That time, we also dropped by Salem, right before Halloween too. The atmosphere was a unique experience.
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Hopefully you don't apply similar 'logic' to your investments ("GE is the best stock to own. I have not owned many other companies, but could not imagine that anything else would be better")! ;-)
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