Saturday, October 10, 2009

Fall Foliage in Maine





Reports say that Southern Maine is at 75%f of color for foliage today. It's gettin real pretty around here and I took these pictures on the way to work this morning and a few more were taken here on the campus of the University of Southern Maine. This example of a Japanese Maple tells it all.









This is what hyderangeas look like when they bloom in spring.







After they've matured a bit they trun this color of pink. I don't know if the sun does it or it's just natural maturation process.



I never saw this kind of hydrangea before, but this one is everywhere around here. They grow BIG!













r><div>Is this Boston Ivy? It makes our school look prestigious, no?




The ducks are over in the other pond, ruining an otherwise good shot at Smiling Farms Dairy.

4 comments:

  1. Is that a full-sized picnic table next to that Hydrangea? I've never seen one grown as a tree and ours here in CA are not very resistant to the cold. Gorgeous. Oh, I've heard it is the mineral content in the soil - or lack thereof - that determines the mature color of the blossoms. I could just sit and stare at that Japanese Maple - wow! Fall has definitely arrived in the West but no color on our trees yet. Time to rev up the firebowl in the Frida Kahlo room.

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  2. Are you sure those are hydrangeas? The leaves look more like rhododendrons. And they can get huge. Beautiful, whatever they are.


    Happy Fall! --Sandy

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  3. Yep, these are hydrangeas, just a different type than you have. These ones turn pink regardless of the soil, although I have some in a vase that were grown in a shady area and they stayed white. We have your kind too and they do overwinter and color depending on soil mineral content.

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  4. Daniel, where's my weekly Maine fix? Are the Sundstroms there for their visit yet? I'm green with envy.

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