Whereas we, down under, are frolicking about the first signs of spring, the Northern hemisphere settles into the Fall season.
The Northern states of the US, including Pennsylvania where I lived for 20 years, are famous for their “Indian Summers”. Although the US National Weather Service defines the Indian Summer as weather conditions that are sunny and clear with above normal temperatures, occurring late-September to mid-November, most people associate the bright red, yellow and orange foliage with the term. Here’s a picture of the road leading up to our home of 15 years:
Did you know?
While the fall foliage in North America and East Asia takes on a fiery red hue, perplexingly, autumn leaves in Europe are mostly yellow in color. A team of researchers has a new idea as to why the autumnal colors differ between the continents, one that involved taking a step back 35 million years in time. Read more here…