Don’t Blink! North Texas Fall Colors

One tree.

We have one maple tree in the front yard. That’s it, as far as fall color goes.

So when it turns in the autumn, I have to photograph it for all I’m worth.

Here it is early in the season, on October 28:

Part green, part indeterminate fall-y colors.

Two days later, on October 30, it was really cranking up the warm orange-y glow:

Now we’re talkin’!

Two more days, and the colors are shifting toward red. I took this picture from an angle that shows the background of all the normal North Texas trees, whose leaves either stay green or simply turn grayish-brown.

By November 1, the fall color “season” is half over.

Four days later. Finally turning a nice Aggie maroon in the fourth quarter of the season, the tree is dropping its leaves. (Nature observation, or football metaphor? I’ll just leave it there.)

November 5, and the leaves are. . .
well, leaving.

Two and a half weeks after the season starts, it’s over.

Blink, and you’ll miss the whole show.

I wonder which week winter will happen this year?

Thanks for reading,
Jan

About Jan C. Johnson

Welcome! If you like food, reading, laughing over life's little disasters, and maybe thinking about the bigger things of life, you have come to the right place. Besides blogging, I write humorous fiction, though real life tends to leave fictional humor in the shade. But I'm not a total goofball. No, really. I'm also working on a biography project. I live in North Texas with my husband, Brent. We enjoy bicycling, Mexican food, and traveling to visit our kids and grandkids.
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1 Response to Don’t Blink! North Texas Fall Colors

  1. Steve Miller says:

    You have a maple? HERE? A *RED* maple?
    I really enjoyed seeing the maples in my homeland last month.

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