|The trees in my area are just starting to turn.|
(36 votes, 26%)
|Trees in my area are at their peak. (show us!)|
(27 votes, 20%)
|We have very little change in the landscape where I live.|
(17 votes, 12%)
|Trees are past their peak in my neighborhood.|
(42 votes, 31%)
|I'm south of the Equator and it is spring. (we'd love to see!)|
(4 votes, 2%)
|I live in an area where there are no autumn colors.|
(9 votes, 6%)
How is your autumn foliage this year?
Wow! Hard to pass up the opportunity to be 1st. It's 83F here right now, so the trees have no idea it's supposed to be autumn. They are all still quite green. Temps will eventually drop (closer to Christmas) and the trees will eventually turn...mostly brown although a few types will have some nice orange and yellow colors.
Oh. I just realized that by "at their peak" you meant peak fall color. In that case, once again I think you need to add another category as there appears to be no category for my area.
Trees here have not begun to turn yet, so that's not a fit, and they are definitely not at peak autumn color. Still, they will eventually turn, so I can't choose the option that indicates trees here don't change, and I'm not in the southern hemisphere. For most of these polls you seem to omit areas such as mine where it's still basically summer but where it will eventually be fall/winter.
As I mentioned above, right now it's still in the mid 80's here, so there is no frost and no sign of fall yet. We do have season though, and eventually it will get cold here, although not as cold as some regions. We will eventually have frost, and the trees will eventually turn yellow, orange, and brown, mostly brown. That will probably be closer to Christmas or even after New Years though.
I hope in the future you will consider adding another category to your polls to account for hot, southern areas such as mine. We have all the same season as other areas, but we are definitely out of sync with the rest of the country as to when those seasons start and end, and some of our seasons last much longer while others are very brief.
Although we've cooled down, our trees don't really start turning until mid-late November.
That's the same as my area. So what did you choose as your answer to the poll?
Thanks for the info. I thought that one meant that the trees in your area don't change much - ever. I'm so confused. Thanks.
Thank you. I wasn't trying to be difficult, although it probably sounds that way. I really was confused - my normal state, I think. Sometimes I over think things.
After stephanietx answered, I went back and reread all the categories at which point I did see that the last one covers 'no change ever'. I think it was the verb tense on the 3rd one that threw me, but, again, I'm sometimes inclined to over think things and confuse myself. Thanks to you and stephanie for straightening me out.
Oh how I Love the colors of Autumn, but we hardly ever get the pretty colors this far south. I've been in Florida for 43 years, and only once have we had a colorful autumn when the Hickory and Maple trees were beautiful shades of gold and red. This is the time of year I wish I could take a vacation a bit farther north to see all the glorious shades!
Due to drought, most of ours just turned brown this year. Normally, they're quite colorful. :(
the leaves changing colors are one of the things i miss about NY. here leaves just fall off without doing much of anything except maybe turn yellow. I really miss the reds, the oranges the yellows!
TPNursery: Oh my goodness, what stunning color! Thanks for sharing those photo's, makes me wish I were there enjoying the beauty in person!
Just took a drive over the North Cascade Highway - gorgeous. West side = red and gold against forest green conifers. East side = golden yellows against stark white aspen trunks. A sprinkling of snow at the top.
January of this year was the first time I've seen anything that resembles fall foliage during the 20 years I've lived here in Ft Lauderdale. In early January we had several frosts during the coldest spell of weather since 1977. This photo was taken Jan 16th showing the change of colors on some of the trees. The frosts and freezes were not a great thing, but the reds, oranges and yellows that quickly appeared were a pleasant surprise.
My Chinese Pistache tree is just beginning to take on an orange tinge. The cypress trees are turning rusty-colored now too. It's still so warm here in DFW...eighties every day.
bonehead, I used to love to ride the North Cascade Hwy on my motorcycle! Still miss that area of Washington.
This was Sunday the 24 th. 90% of that beauty is now on the ground following a days rain with blustery wind.
From West Va. comes a dandy peeks through to the modest Eastern peaks beyond. Nice!
after the wind the last 3 days hardly any leaves left on the trees!
We are past peak here, although our tulip popular is still a beautiful gold. I don't think that reds (except for burning bush) were as bright as usual. Probably the effect of a very dry summer.
We've had a drought as well and we had a lack of red and maroon, but the golds were quite nice. The storm Wednesday pretty much stripped the trees for the year though.
Hi, Melody - and the dogwoods instead of being red were kind of a glowy peach. Wonderful sumac in your picture!
Docgipe - that's a gorgeous picture but I couldn't quite make out the tree. Gingko or maple?
TPnursery, I'm eating my heart out!
Hello to TexasTam in Plano - I used to visit relatives there every year when there was only calfer corn and maize surrounding you!
We're towards the south end, at White Oak Creek embayment.
Yes, the drought did damage and I fear we'll lose some trees this winter. But I'm so glad we've had one good rain to lessen the fire risk. Do you get a good rain?
about 3/4"...hopefully it will prevent some fires (I've got a brush burn pile I need to do something with, but we're still under a burn ban.)
I'm just a touch north of Murray near Jonathan Creek.
I can live vicariously through all your beautiful fall pictures! Alas, I live in the desert and we have pretty much 2 seasons - hot and not quite as hot;o) There are some trees here that will give a little fall color show but they are few and far between.
locakelly - I hate that for you! Could you plant a little sumac somewhere just for the guaranteed color?