We have less than a week till Fall is officially over but there’s still abundant brilliant foliage to be cherished before the trees go bare. Sure, New England‘s legendary Fall Color Spectacular is hard to beat…but their winter hit early with a freak snow storm in October.
However, walking around Burlingame in the Peninsula these days, I can still find fiery reds, burnished oranges, buttery yellow and coppery brown leaves dazzling on trees in parks and tree-lined streets. It’s an amazing color display and it’s in our own back yard. I’ve even seen glorious leaves as far south as Palo Alto.
Get yourself outside anywhere in the Northern Bay Area. Go enjoy the Christmas light displays in your neighborhood at night but look up, too, every day and cherish the fall color panoply on local trees. Pretty soon, we’ll be singing Simon & Garfunckle’s “All the leaves are gone and the skies are grey…” But right now, we still have golden days and branches laden with a palette of autumn tones.
Winter rains will be here soon enough!
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- Announcing The Fall Colors of Nevada City and Grass Valley, California: Guide to Spectacular Displays as Peak Fall Foliage Approaches (prweb.com)
- Sacramento Bee’s Best Bets For Fall Color (naturalhistorywanderings.com)