Friday, October 30, 2009

Golden Carpet

The yellow-in-autumn maple tree in front of our house finally started dropping its leaves a couple of days ago. Usually, I believe, it has finished its fall changes before the oak on the side of the house changes color, but this past week the oak was transitioning through a pink-tan phase on its way to rust brown at the same time the maple was in full golden glory.

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Mary S. said...

Nice photo. I noticed the same thing about oaks vs. maples this year. Normally, the oak on the north side of our house is still pretty green when the maple is flame red, but this year, the oak is colored -- though it probably won't drop leaves for awhile. I'm not sure what the cause is -- maybe that we had a hard freeze pretty early and that's what signals the oak's change of color? Just a guess.

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

Time for someone to walk through that carpet and kick those leaves just for the fun of it!