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Readers Photo Challenge: Turning over a new leaf

Fall color is the subject of the latest Readers Photo Challenge assignment. Many may think that springtime is the most colorful time of the year with the blooming of flowers and such, but in its own way, fall can equal the vibrancy of spring. The leaves of many trees turn to a variety of hues […]

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Grace from fall

If spring is the season of rebirth then fall is the harbinger of the year’s finale. But rather than going quietly into the night fall gives us a last visual cacophony before surrendering to colorlessness of old man winter. Fall colors, more specifically, fall leaves, is the subject of the latest Readers Photo Challenge assignment. […]

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Fall yet to fall

Although fall has started about 3 weeks ago (Sept. 23 to be exact) most leaves on the trees are still intact. For the most part, they are still green and healthy-looking and clinging tenaciously to their branches. A cursory look reveals a very spring or summer-like appearance for the area. But there are subtle signs […]

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The fallen

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True colors

According to ScienceMadeSimple.com, trees have their vibrant autumnal colors all along. It’s just when they stop photosynthesizing and cease the production of chlorophyll that the green drains away, revealing the bright colors we associate with this time of year. Perhaps it’s because of the unseasonably mild summer or the unseasonably warm autumn (or both), but […]

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“Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower” – Albert Camus Although Fall officially started in September, warm temperatures continued until recently. That seems to have delayed the coming of the Fall colors. Leaves are now changing from green to deep reds and golds. But temperatures have taken a downturn and the colors […]

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Missing the trees for the forest

(Camera: Nikon D2X. Lens: Nikkor 80-200mm @ 200mm. Exposure: f/8 @ 1/400. ISO: 200) I got this shot of a leaf on a grape vine during the harvest time at the Indian Rock Vineyards in Murphys. Walking through a place like a vineyard, with leaves everywhere you look, a picture like this is easy to […]

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