Peak colors

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  1. tallpines

    tallpines Well-Known Member

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    The oaks are still green which helps make the contrasting bright oranges and reds of the maples even more vibrant.
    And then, there is a multitude of shades of golds and yellow with the dark green of the pines mixed in.

    The 8 to 10 different species of trees here in our woods are at the peak of color right now.

    Have to appreciate it today becauce the first good wind will have most all the color laying in a blanket on the ground.
     
  2. uncle Will in In.

    uncle Will in In. Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Hate it when the trees get naked. Ours have barely started to color up. We had our first hard frost last Sunday.
     

  3. tallpines

    tallpines Well-Known Member

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    When my trees loose their leaves I get to see the sunsets for a few months.

    It's a fair trade for me.
     
  4. FrankTheTank

    FrankTheTank Well-Known Member

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    I've noticed ours here in SW Wi have really changed in the last week. I'm going to be raking soon. I thought some of you might be interested in a different perspective of fall colors.

    Heres some satellite images from NASA

    East Coast
    From Oct 7, 2004

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    Heres a zoomed in shot (very large file--beware dial-upers)

    http://rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/...fl2_143.A2004281181501-2004281182001.250m.jpg

    These are raw images(thats why the edges of the image are like that)

    MidWest
    From Oct 5, 2004

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    zoomed in shot
    http://rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/...fl1_143.A2004279165000-2004279165500.250m.jpg