This blog reports events and interesting tidbits from Rensselaer, Indiana and the surrounding area.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Fall colors I

With surprising suddenness the colors of fall have arrived. A day or two ago almost all the trees were still mostly green, but today the ash, locust, hickories, and poplars are all turning various shades of yellow. The picture above shows how dramatically different the trees are, from green, to red and yellow, to mostly bare.
Above are locust trees in the park. Below is a maple that has begun to turn a beautiful orange/red.
I think the tree below is an ash. The ash borers have not arrived in Rensselaer yet.
Here are trees at St. Joes. Most are still green, but change is underway.
Both the weather and the leaves were beautiful today, but winter will soon be here. It has already arrived in parts of the west.

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