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Old 12-21-2011, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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Has anyone else noticed the fall colors are more pronounced and vibrant this year? I know we had a real freeze 2 weeks ago...30f and 29f on two consecutive nights and then it got warm again. I wonder if it was that coupled with the drought that made the colors pop more this year?

Most years it seems we just go from Green to Brown but the colors have been really nice this year, for Texas.
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Old 12-21-2011, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Houston area
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I noticed it's a bit more dramatic and quick this year. Just in the last week, the leaves have really started to fall all over town.
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Old 12-21-2011, 02:54 PM
 
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The link below explains it. I noticed some areas have nice colors but lots of areas are still brown, like my backyard, lol. I miss the spectacular colors of autums up north.

Why Leaves Change Color
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Old 12-21-2011, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Its fall?
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Old 12-21-2011, 03:44 PM
 
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Its fall?
Yes, Houston has only 2 seasons: Summer and Fall.
(But for all transplants, Happy Winter Solstice 12/22/11)
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Old 12-21-2011, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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The 2nd week of Dec. a big tree by my work was 100% yellow
And now one by my window is mostly red with a little bit of red.

Hey, that means is winter in Houston.
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Old 12-21-2011, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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You should have seen the Central Texas area; very beautiful.
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Old 12-22-2011, 09:13 AM
 
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I think its all the dead trees that are typically evergreens. The pine trees didnt tolerate the drought well.
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Old 12-22-2011, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Hot-Houston Texas
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Yes, Houston has only 2 seasons: Summer and Fall.
(But for all transplants, Happy Winter Solstice 12/22/11)
Houston's two seasons are hot and not so hot
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:00 AM
 
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This may explain it. Has someting to do with the drought.
Have you noticed the lovely fall colors? Is it due to the drought? | SciGuy | a Chron.com blog
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