California Fall Color
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What a Difference a Day Makes

Japanese Maple Leaves during storm (11/28/12) John Poimiroo

Redbud (11/28/12) John Poimiroo

Redbud (11/29/12) John Poimiroo

Mission olives (11/28/12) John Poimiroo

A lot changes in a day, as seen in these photos (left) taken of a redbud tree in El Dorado Hills that was denuded in a day.

High winds and rain have knocked color from trees (above), carpeting Northern California with wet color.

On Tuesday, we traveled up CA-99 to Chico, stopping at Chaffin Family Farms near Oroville, where another aspect of fall color was seen… the olive harvest.

75 – 100% – Sacramento Valley - Nut and fruit orchards vary from peaking to past peak. ┬áRecent storms have stripped trees of turned leaves, though color remains to be seen throughout the valley.

75 – 100% – Chico - Cottonwood were showing 75% yellow with some lime to green in riparian areas along the Sacramento River, west of Chico.

75 – 100% – CA-99 - Cottonwood are 75% yellow with some lime to green along the Feather River, east of Gridley.

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2 Responses to “What a Difference a Day Makes” »

  1. Chuck Says:

    Love this site. Colors are still decent here in the Sonoma Valley, but fading fast with this recent rain. We are t the very end of thew color season.

    Carpe diem, baby! :P

  2. Editor Says:

    Thanks, Chuck. Keep those reports coming. We expect this storm to rip whatever else might have turned from the branches.