Friday, December 24, 2010

Autumn In The Deep South

If it's going to happen, it is going to be much later than in other parts of the temperate northern hemisphere.

But every so often the conditions are just right

And the deciduous trees that can do fall color, do do fall color, way, way down south where the world stays pretty green through the winter.

Hickory trees can turn golden.

The bald Cypress can turn a coppery bronze before going bald.

The Spanish Moss will stay a dripping grey through the winter. It stays that way all year.

Berries ripen and turn red. My best guess is this is a Yaupon Holly, Ilex vomitoria.

So I drove south to head back in time.

To a land were red maples are just now turning red.

And the daytime high of fifty degrees has me still covered in layers, minus the long underwear for now. It's a might nippy out there.


Lisa at Greenbow said...

Lucky you getting to experience autumn again.

Lola said...

Yes, some color here in my area but nothing compared to the Northern states. I've noticed some of the trees seem to be more vibrant in color than others.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that is a trip back in time! It's weird to see the fall colored deciduous trees next to a palm, LOL!
Hope you have a very Merry Christmas with family.


Cindy, MCOK said...

Christopher, I posted a video of fall foliage shots from my corner of Katy yesterday. It's been a very good December for fall color here.