Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Whitehall Colors

Whitehall, NY
43 33.29 N 073 24.17 W

Last night it was very cold. There's a benefit to that. This afternoon during a sunny moment, I glanced up and saw fall colors on Skene Mountain. I estimate 30% colors, and they look very bright and very nice.

Skene Mountain

Then I noticed some nearby trees, 50% with brilliant red. Looking closer, I see it wasn't the leaves turned red but rather prolific berries.

Looking still closer, I noticed that there are at least 4 species of berry bearing trees here in the park. I recognize the one with clusters of orange berries as mountain ash. The other three I can't identify. Above is a collage showing the 4 kinds of berries.

Last is a picture of one leaf from each of the 4 species of tree.

We're very fortunate to see a peek of the fall foliage. It has been 5 years since the last time we saw it.

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