Sunday, November 3, 2013

Fall Color, At Last

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Autumn color varies a lot from year to year in St. Louis. It seems to be a matter of the right amount of rain and temperatures in late summer and early fall. In many years, particularly dry ones, the leaves just turn brown and drop.

I'd say this is a medium year. The show came late but then we're pretty far south, about on the same parallel as Seville, Naples and Istanbul. One of my favorite spots to record this is the lawn and double colonnade of trees running south from the Arch. The trees form a cathedral-like cieling.

Skies were mostly dull yesterday. It's supposed to be sunny today. Maybe I can get one last blast in Forest and Tower Grove Parks.          

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6 comments:

Birdman said...

A walk among these would be a high-lite of my day. I bet they would set a glow.

cieldequimper said...

This is like a symphony.

Lynette said...

Your first two commenters got it completely correct, Bob.

Jack said...

Your first photo is wonderful, Bob.

William Kendall said...

That first one is exceptional, Bob!

We're still getting some late colours, but most of the leaves are off the trees....

Norma Beishir said...

Autumn is my favorite season--just love the colors! These are wonderful!