As we progress further into Fall, the hours of sunlight each day decreases. The chlorophyll that has been powering the trees of Mid-Michigan begins to shut down and fade away. This un-greening of the leaves reveals the other colorful pigments that have been masked by the green chlorophyll during the growing season. We can finally start to see the reds, oranges, yellows, and browns of the leaves.
Here are a few photos from previous Autumns in Mid-Michigan.