The colors of fall, do you find you have favorite ones you look for as you drive and leaf peek?
Some Maine fall foliage colors just grab your attention more than others. Deep red trees hidden among the other explosive colors of a Maine harvest. Those stand out as “wow” and rich.
But the trees that stay green, remain steadfast in their colors of spring and summer suddenly stand out too.
When the second bloom, the fall foliage of colors cover Maine. Until the wind, rain help cause the drift to the ground. And eventual drying, crackle and return to the soil through decay.
What contributes to brighter New England foliage colors of fall ?
Beeches, birches, maples part of it. Making for larger concentrations of certain colors. I like the trees that have a combination of colors and even leaves flash more than one special hue.
The experts report three factors influence fall colors.
Elevation, length of night, amount of moisture, the concentration of what types of trees. Lots goes into the Jack Frost palette of fall colors. The colors of fall need pigments. And the USDA spells it out scientifically.
- Chlorophyll, which gives leaves their basic green color. It is necessary for photosynthesis, the chemical reaction that enables plants to use sunlight to manufacture sugars for their food. Trees in the temperate zones store these sugars for their winter dormant period.
- Carotenoids, which produce yellow, orange, and brown colors in such things as corn, carrots, and daffodils, as well as rutabagas, buttercups, and bananas.
- Anthocyanins, which give color to such familiar things as cranberries, red apples, concord grapes, blueberries, cherries, strawberries, and plums. They are water soluble and appear in the watery liquid of leaf cells.
But despite the color of fall all around you as you drive, don’t certain pockets, combinations just make you want to snap an image or two?
As you roam Maine byways and highways in Autumn? Because it hits you as over the top. Above and beyond and hypnotizes in a good way. And when you add water reflection of the leave colors, a double exposure or mirror reverse on bottle smooth H2O it can hit your deeper than just in the peepers.
Some years the tail end of a hurricane like Matthew could make the fall fireworks of colors a short performance.
Wind and rain don’t back drop the color presentation of fall in Maine like a cobalt blue sky and sunshine radiating through the thin leaves of all shades does.
Fall colors in Maine, one of the prettiest seasons.
Harvest on Maine farms the industry happened right along with the color slide and shift.
Have you been to Maine in the fall and do you only visit a season or two and that’s it? What past time do you enjoy in Maine no matter what the season of the year? As your wardrobe to wander around Maine changes to fit the seasonal temperatures best.
Experience Maine around the calendar.
And see how much she enriches your life with the vast space, the pure natural presentation of water, woods, open vistas.
Slow down, pencil her in to add to the short ride on planet Earth.
Maine, something for everyone, no matter what your age or location in life. Sample the recreation and drink in the scenery of Maine, New England’s largest state.
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