It has become something of a tradition of mine to capture and post some examples of fall color here in the Austin area – that is, when we get some.
The last time I posted was back in 2020 and having gone back to look, we had some darn good color that year! (One of the few good things in 2020.)
This year we have had a far cooler and wetter November than I recall in past years. I can only guess that plus a few days of sun and warmth as we end the month has conspired to produce just the right combination of conditions for the leaves to put on a show.
The oaks are definitely putting on a show, and what I think are Bradford Pears are as well. The shot on the far left in the gallery below is what I consider Bradford Pears. Feel free to tell me otherwise in a comment.
Even the Cedar Elms (2nd photo from the left below) are showing some nice yellow colors this year.
All of these were shot with an iPhone or a simple point-n-shoot as I was out for a nearby walk in far northwest Austin.
I hope the colors last for the next week or so but with Texas weather what it tends to be, I won’t be surprised if the show is gone sooner.