October 22, 2010

Another Autumn Display At My Farm

If you live in an area where foliage changes with the seasons, then you know how exciting autumn can be.  However, weather conditions have once again affected the fall display.  Last year I blogged about how damp and chilly spring and summer was, leading to many fungal conditions, including tar spot fungus.  That fungus caused the leaves of many maple trees to turn brown and drop early.  This year, we had just the opposite weather, with very little rainfall all summer long, causing an early and lackluster leaf drop for many species of trees.  Fortunately, the stately sugar maples still turned their brilliant fall colors and I was able to capture their beauty before it faded.  Now, with every gust of wind, leaves flow to the ground, reminding us all that the cold months of winter are soon to follow.