Friday, January 14, 2022

The Leaves are Turning

 


I'm seeing more trees turning color and shedding their leaves.  We've reached that time when the leaves will fall and once gone, within days the new buds will appear.  















The cycle is so different here in a warmer climate than it is in the north and northeast.  Growing up in Illinois, the trees were bare for at least three months before they showed signs of new growth.  Here they will barely have lost their leaves when new buds appear.  

9 comments:

biebkriebels said...

Really so fast?

Travel said...

The fast a subtle change of seasons in the south, many people don't notice, but there are four seasons there. Love it!

RedPat said...

Fall & winter are short bursts for you. It is going to be really cold here this weekend sp no bud swill be forming here.

bill said...

That's a really fast turnover. If someone is not paying attention, they can miss the change of seasons.

Catalyst said...

I had forgotten that. I would have thought the leaves would have long since gone away.

William Kendall said...

There's only one type of deciduous tree up here that holds onto its leaves over the winter before dropping them.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Similar here in S CA. Our fruitless pear tree in the front yard is busy losing leaves, but will be flowering in February.

Gemel said...

The ever changing cycles of life are always wonderful to witness.

Steve Reed said...

Funny. Even in Florida we had a few months of trees with bare branches -- mostly swamp maples.