We spent the weekend scouting areas around Flagstaff where the leaves are changing for our Fall Color in Northern Arizona workshop next weekend. The change is just starting so most of the areas we like are currently a combination of yellows and greens, but the aspen trunks are just as photogenic as the leaves! We also found some beautiful bracken fern. Deciduous trees (those that lose all their leaves every year) respond to the amount of sunlight in a day, which determines when the leaves change color. In contrast, plants like bracken fern change color primarily in response to temperature.
During the workshop next weekend we’ll have great photo opportunities and learn a little about the natural processes that are part of my favorite season- autumn!