Thursday, October 29, 2015

Effect of weather on leaf color

Somewhere I read that cooler weather earlier will bring out the red in the leaves.  I noticed that this year with my red maple.  We had a few really cool days earlier in the season and I got some red and burgundy color in the maple whereas last year, the same maple had a lot of yellow.  Here are 2 pictures--the first picture is this year and the second picture is last year.  Quite a difference.

1 comment:

  1. A big difference that is for sure. I know the 'old wives tales' from the mountains and mountain tradition talk about temps and rain. I could never keep up with what was what. But for sure the REDS make a big difference in the contrasting beauty of the fall leaves.
    From Florida, LOVE!