Saturday, August 21, 2004

No Getting Around It -- The Leaves are Changing.

It is the middle of August here in Ohio.  Usually this time of year the weather makes a person feel as if they are living in bottom of an asphalt layer's work boot. This summer has been cooler than usual, which is fine.  But now the trees are all weirded out.  The leaves are starting to change color.  In a normal year, this process would start in late September.

I suspect that the Buckeyes are the instigators here, they are the furthest along in the process. The Ash trees and the Sycamores always tag along and do whatever the Buckeyes do so I don't really blame them.  So far, the Oaks are having nothing to do with the early change of the younger trees. We will see if they hold out until mid October as they are supposed to do.


oceanmrc said...

Just found your journal -- so interesting!

Th leaf thing is happeneing in NE Ohio, too, and in western NY.  I'm thinking this does not bode well at all for my yearly hope for a warm winter.

cneinhorn said...

I'm not noticing the changes here at
the New Jersey shoreline yet......but
soon.....very soon.....