Fall has arrived here in Central Iowa. The temperatures have dropped and the colors are rapidly changing. I wanted to share this photo with you, because it is so interesting. This is our neighbor's tree, and a single branch has turned.
The rest of the tree looks like spring. Anyone know why? I would love to know.


  • janalee | October 17, 2008 at 12:52 AM

    *grinning* because that tree is showing off for your camera! I've seen that here a lot too, and while I know why some trees change before others, I have no idea why some branches on the same tree change at different times. ;)

  • Cheri | October 17, 2008 at 11:57 AM

    I noticed in the spring that half of our birch tree had little leaves on it before the other half...so not sure why, but it happens.

  • Kristina | October 18, 2008 at 8:27 AM

    Great photo! I sure wish the flowering pear trees I planted a couple of years ago would start turning color in the fall. They're suppose to, darn it!

  • Rachel Vos Carrillo | October 20, 2008 at 11:29 AM

    I miss fall. The trees look beautiful. Tell Ethan we received his Flat Stanley. He is going to work with me.

  • Joellyn | October 20, 2008 at 8:35 PM

    Love this picture, Rose. I've seen that happen, too; I think the whole leaf changing color thing has something to do with photosynthesis, but that's as scientific as it gets.

  • Mary Perry | October 21, 2008 at 7:07 PM

    We have an apple tree, well someone down by the house you guys looked at, that produces 1/2 green apples, and 1/2 red. We used to drive by it all the time, like it would change from day to day. Guess it had to do with grafting.