Green Visions: the not-so-vibrant hues of stressed trees
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a (dead) flower.” ~ with apologies to Albert Camus
The glorious reds and golds and oranges of autumn may include more dead-leaf brown this year ...
Already, those who keep an eye on such things are discovering we're a couple of weeks ahead of where we usually are at this time, fall color-wise, and the summer's heat and drought is affecting leaf color - where it hasn't just killed the tree outright.
Folks interested in the Nature's Timekeepers project, or who want to contribute their own phenology observations can find information here: