We live in an area with a lot of little micro climates. The leaves can be changing color in one area and a few blocks away they haven’t started changing at all. Since the leaves on the maple tree at our office are almost through changing colors so I thought I’d go to the park and see how the colors were there. Nothing has changed at all. So I wandered around taking photos of the other things.
The berries on the mountain ash trees are getting red. Growing up in northern Minnesota, we were always told you could tell how harsh the winter was going to be by the number of red berries on the mountain ash trees. The more berries, the harsher the winter. If these berries are any indiction, we’re going to have a mild winter. There were some berries, but nothing like we used to get in Minnesota.
Most of the flowers have gone to see, but there were a few that were still blooming.
I will check back at the park in a couple of weeks to see what changes there are. We are expecting a big cold front to come in over the next week so the foliage may be changing quickly.