October 30, 2006

Fall's fall?

  From here:
Proof of the truncated fall can be found at Blendon Woods Metro Park, where paths are lined with bold yellow leaves. A handful of trees still have green leaves, but the reds and oranges are hard to find.

"We had plenty of rain, and all the conditions leading up to it," said Peg Hanley, a spokeswoman for the Metro Parks, "but that little magic of cool nights and warm, sunny days — we just didn’t get them."

Sunny days are needed to bring out the vivid reds and oranges in maple trees, said Jane Beathard, a spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Without the sun, the yellows, golds and ambers took over.

"We don’t really have a contrast in the landscape," she said.

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