We just haven’t had a lot of color in northeast Georgia this fall. I always thought that the color of the leaves was somehow connected to the amount of rain we received, but last week I heard something totally different.

It’s connected to the amount of sunlight the trees receive during the time when their leaves are changing. That really does make a lot of sense. We’ve had much more rain this year, which means less sunlight. In fact, last year it was sunny, dusty, and dry and our fall colours (I just had to spell it once the way the British spell it.) were brilliant. In fact, I thought fall would never end! I remember photographing leaves from late September to early November.

It’s a lot different this year. There are some reds and a few yellows but mostly oranges. This photo was taken just below Seed Lake near the dam.