I hate to say this, and I HAVEN'T said it, but I WILL say it now....
2 weeks ago,I noticed yellow and blushes of pink and light orange shades at the top of the neighbors maple trees. The past 10 days, I've noticed reds and purples at the tops of some of our maple trees in the woods. The past 5 days, I have basically been able to set and watch the cherry tree leaves turning yellow. This is too early!!! About 3 weeks too early!!!
And the trees can't be stressed because we have had plenty of rain and decent temps, and while the days are getting shorter, they aren't any shorter than they would be every year at this time so that can't be it. I feel it is going to be an early season for our leaf peepers.
I will be updating the Eastern U.P. fall color report at http://www.michiweb.com/easternup/reports/color.html
I won't start updating for a while other than to maybe share this same info that I am posting here but if you are one of da U.P. leaf peepers, you will know where to find the info for the fall colors!
(BTW, it continues to be ungodly hot and humid here. So much so that I've started fixing supper in the morning so all I have to do at night is warm it up in the microwave. And with the humidity, trying to push the vacuum across the carpeting is a joke! And this vacuum cleaner is pretty much self propelled but it just doesn't want to go either!! How is the weather in YOUR neck of the woods??)
For the Record Book
5 days ago