Fall color

Despite moderate drought all summer, the trees of the Ouachita region have still put forth an incredible foliage display, despite expectation of brown or barren trees. ¬†Adding to the color are the fall flowers — goldenrod, sunchoke and some violet aster-type wildflowers.

 

Deeply slanting fall sun backlights a mulberry leaf.
Goldenrod with red sumac.
Goldenrod backed by red sumac awaits southbound Monarch butterflies on a sunny October day.
Mulberry leaf shows fall colors
This French mulberry leaf captures all of fall.