By Charles Teter
It won’t be long until the leaves on the trees will start changing their color from green to all colors of the rainbow. Rain or dry weather has nothing to do with it. It is that the days start getting shorter and the temperature starts to get cooler.
The trees stop manufacturing chlorophyll. In place of chlorophyll, carotenoids start showing up. These are pigments of brown, yellow and orange that put in the beautiful colors of nature that everyone likes to see and admire.
To local people be careful. The leaf peepers will be driving slowly while looking at these beautiful colors and a person could run into them. Just be careful and let these wonderful people observe the color of nature. It doesn’t last long and the people will be gone.