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I drove into Jasper today and immediately noticed freezing/frozen fog on most mountain tops. The temperature in my yard was 37F but at 2000″ it was in the upper 20s. I drove up to above 2000′ on the way back and got a few iPhone photos:

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The colors this year never popped as they do in late October to the first few days of November. The result is a 2nd, 3rd, and 4th peak. Many trees refused to change from green to their fall colors until this morning. I drove into Jasper from my home today and was surprised to see that some south facing mountain tops had extraordinary orange, yellow, rust coloration; actually very pretty. Along a few rivers or larger creeks their was all lots of reds and oranges. By this time of the year the forest in usually brown.

This will be the final coloration however as an arctic blast is headed for us by morning. It is 70F  at noon today and tomorrow’s high will be in the low 40s and then 10 days, at least, of of temperatures way below mid-November’s to late-Novembers norms. I do expect teens with hight in the very low 30’s by Thursday:

 

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Since this year was not nearly as colorful as last year, here is a reminder of last fall; taken November 3, 2013:

 

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Ive been here 5 years now, and the drier years seem to produce the most brilliant leave colors in the fall. This was a very wet year (all year with nearly 50″ of rain so far), and the trees are either still green or have faded colors and are losing their leaves, or went from colorful to brown overnight. Today some of the oranges and yellows are mixed in with the dead and green leaves, so I am going back out to taken a few final photos of the 2014 color changeover:

These photos were taken yesterday late after the sun finally came out and is on the BRT below Ponca, Arkansas:

 

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Steel Creek Photos one year ago tomorrow

Steel Creek Photos one year ago tomorrow

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