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Leaves Are Changing Color in Flagstaff

Yesterday I was shooting on Snowbowl Rd., near Flagstaff, Arizona.

On my way up the road I was surprised to see signs all over Snowbowl road stating that you “can not park or stop.” Many places I used to pull off for photos are no longer available. I could always park in other areas and walk 1/2 to 1 mile to these location, but I would rather spend my time taking pictures instead of walking

The big parking area on the curve is still available. Many of the trees there have turned yellow. At Snowbowl, the trees by the ski lift have mostly changed, but they aren’t a pure yellow and almost look dirty. Up the hill the trees are still green, and below the ski lift they are just starting to turn.

From the Snowbowl area it looked like Hart Prairie and some areas around there have full color.

Today there are supposed to be high winds, so I’m not sure what this will do to the leaves. I’ve had winds strip all the yellow leave from the trees in one night.

To find where leaves are changing color in your area, and for more information on why they change color, see my other blog post, “Fall Colors Across The Country.” Happy shooting.

Have Fun,
Jeff

Here are some photos I took yesterday.

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This is the first time I’ve seen Artist’s Fungus, Ganoderma applanatum, in this area. It only grows on dead wood.

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I was surprised to see a dragonfly this late in the season.

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