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Originally published in Seasonal Guide, September 27, 2012
A riot of color

Leaves changing color

The yellows and oranges that have been hidden under the green are unmasked, and the leaves change color.

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One of the greatest joys of this area in autumn—for visitors and residents alike—is the brilliant display of color nature puts on each year as leaves change color from lush green to a variety of reds, oranges and yellows. If you ever wondered the why and how behind this riot of changing colors, columnist Kathy Fiveash provides the answer further on in these pages.