I'd never thought of taking photos of the changing season until fellow blogger George Souto introduced me to the gorgeous fall colors of New England. Last year was the first year I took photos of the changing season, and I wanted to share this years changing colors, too.
Most of my readers will recognize the view as Castlewoods Golf Course, or specifically, the view from my back yard. Probably the most unusual photo I ever captured was of the ball drop in September. This photo shows a lush green landscape, with no sign of fall in sight. I'm using this photo as the benchmark.
The next photo was taken in mid October. You'll notice the leaves on the hardwoods are beginning to turn and the golf course isn't the vibrant green it was in September. For consistency sake, all photos were taken at approximately the same time of day.
I took a lot of photos over the next couple of weeks with little change. You'll notice the tree in the foreground is turning orange, but the course is still beautiful.
The photo taken mid-November shows more yellow than the previous photos. The tree in the foreground has lost most of its leaves but the crepe myrtle has retained most of its foliage, at least until now.
In the photo below, I FINALLY caught a glimpse of the fall foliage, more yellows and some red. Fall has finally arrived in Brandon, MS!
My final photo shows mostly browns and greens, taken today. We've had a lot of rain the last few days, along with cooler temperatures, so most of the leaves have fallen. Although we haven't officially entered Winter, there has been frost on several occasions.
In Mississippi, there is an expression, "If you don't like the weather, just wait a few minutes. It'll change".
Regardless of the weather, you will see players on the golf course almost year round. The cold weather doesn't seem to deter the die hard golfer. Mississippi temperatures range from the upper 20s and low 30s in the winter time to the mid 90s in the summer.
I hope you've enjoyed this tour of the changing fall season in Brandon, MS.
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