Autumn Holiday Hues

Thanksgiving comes early in Canada, the first week of October some say  in order to catch the Fall Colors Garage decked out in in Fall Finery This year the colors in the Autumn palette are spectacular. Again, its hard to fathom why this year the hues are so rich. But the Maples are showing a rich variety of color and until today there was no frost to account for the “the stimulus to vivid colors” – I have been assured by the local experts that the First Frost is a vital ingredient. Its been less windy than the last few  Fall turns and a bit warmer. As you can see, this Autumns Colors Prognosticator is reaching for straws. So rather than explain the fabulous panorama of hues – let me provide a local view: Click on the down arrow to change the image. Go here to see the fullscreen slideshow.

And here are images a week later, just before Thanksgiving day. Click on the down arrow to change the image. Go here to see the fullscreen slideshow. The day before Thanksgiving colours are fuller and more vivid, but the bouquet or range of hues is continuing to hold. Another week shall see the late bloomers – the oaks and soft maples. You never can tell what they will do, the oaks normally turn a copper bronze and the soft maples a tawny yellow. But this year maybe the anthocyanins and carotenes will kick it up a notch, and Fall will have a leaving crescendo of fullsome colors.