This color is masked by chlorophyll in the summer. Xanthophylls aid in the absorption of light by capturing specific wavelengths and rapidly transferring this energy to chlorophyll.
This photo was taken about two weeks ago. Now most of the leaves have fallen off the trees. There are still some beautiful red leaved maples. The pear trees have only just begun to turn red.
Alphabe-Thursday, hosted by Ms Jenny, is so much fun! This week our letter is "X." Come visit others' submissions HERE and join in the fun!
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