It just hasn’t been a very good year for autumn leaf color here. Too dry at the end of the growing season, I think. So in response to the Garden Blogger Fall Color Project from Dave’s Garden, I have a few photos that I took early on, when the leaves were first starting to turn. I kept waiting for better opportunities in vain.
The fringe tree, Chionanthus virginica, always produces reliable color -even in the worst of years. The birds stripped the ripe berries early on.
I have several Sweetgums that I planted, this is the smallest, and the one that had the best coloring (maybe due to its more sheltered position? )
Viewing the same Sweetgum through the foliage of the bald cypress tree, which also had nicely colored foliage this year.