Entries by John Poimiroo

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Looking Back at Autumns Past

Tomorrow, we post our annual Thanksgiving Day message and video review of 2019. It will be our eighth annual “California Fall Color Looks Back” video. As, although CaliforniaFallColor.com went live in 2009, it wasn’t until 2012 that we began posting video reviews. In advance of seeing “California Fall Color Looks Back at 2019,” we thought […]

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Bay Area Gets Vibrant

Autumn in the San Francisco Bay Area is often best during Thanksgiving Week. Color spotter Vishal Mishra found Los Altos and Palo Alto true to form and glowing yesterday. Landmark elm, flowering pear and Chinese pistache are still heavy with leaves, though dropping them in a steady fall. San Francisco Bay Area — Peak (75-100%) […]

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Cupertino Gold

Cupertino has been producing high tech gold for decades. Now Gingko biloba are littering the home of Apple Corporation with fallen gold. Deepa Yuvaraj writes she’s been sharing pictures of Silicon Valley fall color with friends for years, though just discovered CaliforniaFallColor.com, perhaps because of The Merc’s review (previous post). Perhaps someone who works at […]

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Mass Ascension

Birders and photographers stood on a platform at the Colusa National Wildlife Refuge in the chill morning air yesterday. Most were regulars. They visit the refuge almost daily with their spotting scopes, binoculars and long lenses. “An eagle must have spooked them,” one of the photographers said, as swirling white and grey specks rose above […]

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A Cornucopia of Color

Oak Glen is displaying a cornucopia of color. Though the San Bernardino Mountains apple-growing area is at an elevation of 4,734′, fall color still looks good and should stay at peak until Thanksgiving Day, SoCal color spotter Alena Nicholas estimates. She was there on Monday taking pictures and being interviewed by Spectrum News for Californiafallcolor.com. […]

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Angelic San Gabriel

Liturgy describes St. Gabriel (San Gabriel in Spanish) as the archangel of judgment. If so, then color spotter Steve Shinn judges the West Fork of the San Gabriel River as absolutely angelic. Steve volunteers for the U.S. Forest Service, capturing the beauty of San Gabriel National Forest and people enjoying it. As such, he visits […]