On Sunday afternoon I lead a Fall Color Walk at Mariton. This morning, on the weekly Nature Walk, we took a similar route. Of course, in the fall I always like to walk through the meadows to watch the progression of color in the Sassafras seedlings. Carol Mebus was on both walks and took photos both days from similar vantage points. The sky and sun angle are different, and Carole wrote me that the zoom setting differs between the two photos, but you can see a definite change in the foliage in less than 48 hours.
Here is Sunday afternoon's photo:
Here is Tuesday morning's photo:
As I have said before, "If you really want to enjoy the fall colors, you need to get out there everyday." The colors change so rapidly, and they are all beautiful. I am guessing that we should be seeing the peak color this coming weekend at Mariton. However, the colors will still be astounding for a few weeks after the peak, because many oaks are just now beginning to change. (All phots by Carole Mebus.)