first signs

Yesterday I spent some time scouting some local sites to see how fall color is progressing.  Some of the first signs of autumn were evident in the native dogwoods and this lovely specimen was sitting on top of a hill at the Brandywine Battlefield in Chadds Ford, PA.  Many of our tulip poplars and oaks are dropping slightly yellow but mostly brown leaves and I’m thinking I may need to go north this year for some of the yellow displays.  But a few stressed sugar maples are keeping me hopeful that the reds will still show up around the end of October.

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2 thoughts on “first signs

  1. very nice sun effect(wanted to say brilliant , but that sounds too dumb.) i don’t think the reds will be around in late october. phillies are gonna knock ’em out in 4.

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