Friday, September 25, 2009

Rains this week could help fall colors

I live in Rolla and work about 25 miles away in St. Robert. I leave early in the morning and drive I-44 but coming home in mid-afternoon, I drive as much of old Route 66 as I can. The scenery is still beautiful, despite some land development along the way.

Trees are hinting at fall, with a few hints of yellows and golds. There are some reds on vines. We got rain this week, so maybe that will boost the sugar production in the leaves to give brilliant colors by the peak of the fall color season, which is mid-October.

The Missouri Department of Conservation has a journal of fall colors if you're interested.

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