I watched a show today about New England foliage. I knew from the shots it could not have been taped this year. I soon saw it was from 2003..This year in my area, this season has been very disapointing, no specatcular foliage at all..The colors have been dull, a sad letdown for leaf peepers, coming to spend time here this fall. I am not sure if the western part of the state fared better, I hope so.
How was it in your area, that's IF your area has leaf changes?
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Location: Wisconsin....about 100 miles south of the Frozen Tundra and 70 miles east of Camp Randall
Here in SE Wisconsin the weather was very weird this year, and the colors were late in coming. We usually have peak color mid October....well, we just passed peak this week and the color was absolutely vivid this year! More scarlets and purples than I remember in a long time. My Dad has lived in this house since 1965 and we have a huge 50+ year old Maple in the front yard and this year the colors on that tree were better than they were in 15 years!
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Fall foliage and good pizza on the boardwalk are pretty much the only things I miss about living in the northeast.
Here in Florida the closest we come to fall foliage are the golden raintrees which turn a pinkish, reddish from Sept. to Decemberish.
The oaks don't seem to lose their leaves until after the holidays.
Trip, I agree the colors are not vivid this year and it seems only one in ten trees have turned to vivid oranges and yellows. Maybe the many days of rain are the reason. Some have not dropped any leaves in spite of high winds.
The colors here this year are simply GORGEOUS! The patchwork of reds and oranges, greens and browns on the bluffs above the Mississippi are simply wonderful. It was a VERY dry summer, so I thought it would be a very dull year, but boy way I proved wrong. We have SO much enjoyed it!
I thought the trees were beautiful in Minnesota. Here in CA, the trees are still green, but they don't change til around Decedmber, if you can believe it I am curious about Central CA where I'm going today.
It must be a midwest thing, for beautiful fall colors this year. I live in Des Moines, Iowa, and driving to work this morning I couldn't help but notice that the trees were the prettiest I've ever seen them and I've lived here all my life. The sun is out today and we've been having unseasonably warm weather for November. It's been in the 70's, which probably means we'll have snow next week. I don't need to travel anywhere to see better colors than we have right here.