Here are some facts about the colors of the leaves:
- Chlorophyll is what gives leaves their basic green color. The sunlight helps trees manufacture sugars for their food.
- Carotenoids produce the colors yellow, orange, and brown colors in such things as corn, carrots, and daffodils, as well as rutabagas, buttercups, and bananas.
- Anthocyanins give color to such familiar things as cranberries, red apples, concord grapes, blueberries, cherries, strawberries, and plums.
At the end of the day, we had so many photos that it was really hard to choose which ones to add to this post.
Which photo is your favorite?
Do you know the name of any of the trees shown?