Today, a friend and I took a noontime walk in downtown Binghamton, in upstate New York. What did we find, on this lovely mid-50's (about 13 Celsius) late October day?
It's hard to believe that the time of snow isn't too far off But there is actually something a little worrysome in these pictures. As I mentioned, we have trees that haven't turned downtown, and even where I live near Johnson City. It's late to have trees with leaves, and each year, the last leaves leave the trees later and later. We always had full leaf bags before Halloween. This year we haven't even started to rake yet. (we probably will start this weekend.)
My husband has been tracking the last leaf falls for about 10 years now, and there is no change to the pattern of "later and later" yet.
Climate change. Why does anyone deny it?
Trees with leaves are hazards when the first snows come. Snow sticks to leaves and branches, or even entire trees, may come down.
Hopefully, the first true snow (we've already had snow showers) will hold of at least a couple of weeks.
If it is autumn where you are, how are things progressing?