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Festival of Leaves: Week 7

Back after missing a week, and how the world has changed!

When I first discovered Festival of Leaves, it still looked almost like summer around here. That was then.

LeavesMaple20131112The last maple leaf of fall, hiding against its background of pine needles.

LeavesYellow20131112Some nice yellows…

LeavesRed20131112…and some bright reds.

LeavesWillowOak20131112The willow oak that was so determined to stay green? It’s showing a lot of yellow now.

LeavesSnow20131112Even so, there are still some green leaves to see. And some snow. Yes, that’s what the white streaks across the tree trunk are. 😦 It didn’t amount to anything, but it’s ominous.

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Festival of Leaves, October 27, 2013

My first “real” Festival of Leaves post went up a week ago yesterday. For the fifth week of the Festival, let’s see how my part of the world has changed in a week…

LeavesRedTop20131027This tree is beginning to change color – the top is red-orange, but the lower leaves are still green.

LeavesMaple20131027The maple tree from last week’s post is mostly orange, and starting to shed leaves noticeably.

LeavesPinOak20131027This pin oak has largely given up for the winter. It’s nearly bare, and the remaining leaves are all a dull tan.

LeavesWillowOak20131027But last week’s willow oak, growing about forty feet from the pin oak, is still nearly as green as the first time you saw it.

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Festival of Leaves, October 19, 2013

(My second Festival of Leaves post for the fourth week of the Festival – tracking what the world looks like as winter stalks closer and closer.) How far into fall are we, here a few miles east of Philadelphia?

LeavesMaple20131019Some trees are starting to get serious about turning color…

LeavesWillowOak20131019…while others are holding on to their summer green.

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