Sunday, September 28, 2014

Colorful Autumn Changes

As we look around us, we will undoubtedly notice changes in nature. It's a cycle that comes and goes, but no matter how many times you have seen it, it's always fascinating to witness it again.

In preparation for this post, I went back to the question of why and how leaves change their color in the fall season. I won't bore you with many details, but a few notes might be of interest.

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This here is only of course the start of the fall season. Much more intense colors are sure to follow.



As summer ends and autumn comes, the days get shorter and shorter. This is how the trees "know" to begin getting ready for winter.


During winter, there is not enough light or water for photosynthesis. The trees will rest, and live off the food they stored during the summer. They begin to shut down their food-making factories. The green chlorophyll disappears from the leaves.


As the bright green fades away, we begin to see yellow and orange colors. Small amounts of these colors have been in the leaves all along. We just can't see them in the summer, because they are covered up by the green chlorophyll.


I want to end this post with a sneak peek!
Tomorrow we are going on a field trip to a National Historical Monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina. I won't say much, but the next image is only a part of it.


So come back tomorrow for the whole trip.

Have a great Sunday!

28 comments:

  1. Beautiful entries
    Love Autumn colors

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  2. I love 2 and 4, awesome trees.. so beautiful and soon the leaves will fall, and please take photos of the bare trees. i like bare limbs as much as the trees with leaves... i see a train which tells me i will enjoy your next post..

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  3. it is a wonderful time of the year for autumn colouring.in photographs and yours are great. Looking forward to what you have for us tomorrow.

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    1. I hope you will return. It will be a very interesting read and photography display.

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  4. HI Mersad Thanks for your comment today, it was very sad to see all the banana and sugar crops destroyed.

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  5. It's all so glorious!!! I love this time of year.

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  6. Great shots of the changing leaves.

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  7. our trees are drying but not turning for autumn, yet. :)

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    1. I hope some rain will come soon!

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  8. Wow, beautiful colors! Love autumn.

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  9. I look forward to your trip and to your record of it.
    I am hoping for some colourful images soon.

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    1. It's going to be a good one. We are headed back to Yugoslavia and the Second World War!

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  10. Wonderful, colorful autumn, and as always, your captures are superb, Mersad! Thanks for sharing the beauty!! I'm looking forward -- as always -- to your next post!! Have a great new week!!!

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  11. Love the sunshine through the tree. Pretty.

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  12. Fall is a wonderful time of year with soft sunshine and colors. Nicely done.

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  13. Ein wunderbarer Herbst-post! Es ist meine liebste Jahreszeit, wegen der Farben. Und ich bin dankbar für jeden Tag, an dem es fast noch Sommer ist(wie heute) - im Herbst, wenn diese Tage gezählt sind... nehmen wir sie oft bewußter wahr, denke ich.

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    1. Ich mag Herbst auch! Die Farben sind anders, die Luft auch. Danke für deinen Besuch.

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  14. Love the autumn colors
    Great work
    Ciao
    Ste

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  15. What beautiful Fall images. :)

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  16. Yes, we are now approaching regeneration so we can enjoy a NEW SPRING. :)

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  17. Your create magic with your shots Mersad...and all the information with the images was very interesting as well..

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  18. Color is coming! We won't have great color for a month or so here in north Alabama.

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  19. wonderful Autumn colours, love the peace and quiet in the photos.

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  20. Beautiful, light filled images of the changing season, and really enjoyed learning about why and how the leaves change shades! Thanks for sharing!

    Poppy

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  21. Gorgeous light golden colors! And lovely fall light! Oooh...a train. I can't wait! :-)

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