|October 19, 2016|
At the end of the year, I used all the images to create this video, showing how the tree changed over the course of the year.
Every autumn, I find myself looking back at the photos to compare the foliage. I'm curious. How do the tree’s colors vary? Is the foliage at its height earlier or later?
As the sun rose on Wednesday morning, I was gobsmacked by the beauty of my little maple tree. I knew it was time to search for the old photos.
So here are images I took in 2009.
|October 19, 2009|
|October 26, 2009|
In 2010, I decided to take another set of photos. It was a dry year and, to me, the colors seemed more orange-y than usual. I wanted to do a comparison.
|October 18, 2010|
|October 26, 2010|
Turns out, I was right. I also discovered that the tree was at it's height earlier than in 2009.
The summer of 2016 brought a severe drought to most of Massachusetts, and once again, I was wondering if that would affect the foliage.
Boy, did it! Just look at the 2016 photo. The leaves are a fiery orange, and the tree is at its height more than a week earlier. Wow!