Red Oak and Gold Elm above the rooftop office.
You better look quick! Yes, there is wonderful colored leaves everywhere in the yard today. I know with the next big blow they will go. Of course, I took advantage of the sunshine yesterday and snapped a few pretty leaves to show You. Below I have shared links from Google Search about info of the different trees shown. Now a Pop Quiz: why do green leaves change colors in fall? What does less light of fall days have to do with it?
It is your lucky day, the answer is below! Enjoy!
Red Maple just turning Red
Sweet Gum turning Gold
Texas Ash turning Red
Sawtooth Oak turning Gold
Crape Myrtles just turning Gold and Red
Texas Hickory Nut turning Gold
Texas Red Oak turning Red
And the Winner is:
Texas Sumac turning cherry Red
Link to photostudy in G+ Photos:
Chinese Pistache turning Gold
What is Chlorophyll?
Chlorophyll and photosynthesis
Less light in fall=less Chlorophyll and less photosynthesis=other colors coming into view as green fades. Now You Know!
Red Crape Myrtles (Bashum's Party Pink)
...this is brendasue signing off from (colorful) Rainbow Creek. See You next time!
P.S. Thank you all so much for the birthday wishes that are coming in!!!!! I am overwhelmed. Yes, I will be 64 in about 10 minutes. Sending Love Out to All!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!