Turning a New Leaf
The above shot captures a maple leaf in the middle of its color transition from a summery green to an autumn yellow.
Some varieties of maples retain their dark green coloring throughout autumn, until the leaves dry up and fall off the trees. The Fireglow maple tree, for example, has scarlet leaves during the summer that turn a deep, purplish green in the fall.
Unfortunately, blue doesn't seem to be part of autumn's color palette. So to complete our leaf rainbow, we included a color-filteredphoto of a floating, frost-covered autumn leaf with clouds reflecting on the water.
Purple leaves, like the one pictured above, get their colors thanks to anthocyanins, just like red leaves. Anthocyanin is also the purple pigment found in plums, blackberries, grapes and eggplants.
Here is another photo of a variety of Boston ivy that turns a rich, wine-red color in the autumn.
Fallen leaves from overhead maple trees created a vivid, mauve carpet.
Hot Pink Leaves
The brilliantly hued, purple-pink leaves on this maple tree branch are another example of fall's diverse foliage.
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