27 September 2014

Off color

Peak period is probably a long way away but the maples, gums and redbuds as well as some other species are turning rapidly in Floyd county and on the farm. Its been cool and damp which is supposed to be optimal for coloration. Let us hope for a spectacular autumnal display.

None of the maples at Stratheden have turned orange, like this one in a local garden supply business. Perhaps it is due to species or microclimates but those on the farm are all a deep red this year.

There is a tinge of yellow just beginning on most leaves of the forest dwellers. With good fortune, this will be a fine & brilliant fall season. Break out the popcorn and watch.

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