Fall 2018 Progression of Colors for Castlewoods Golf Course

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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.

Ball Drop at Castlewoods Golf Course

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.

October 18 fall color Castlewoods Golf Course

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. 

Nov 6 fall colors Castlewoods Golf CourseThe 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.

November 16 fall color on Castlewoods Golf CourseIn the photo below, I FINALLY caught a glimpse of the fall foliage, more yellows and some red. Fall has finally arrived in Brandon, MS!

November 25 view of golf course

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.

December 10 fall photos of Castlewoods Golf CourseIn 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.

 

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I hope you've enjoyed this tour of the changing fall season in Brandon, MS.

 


 

 If you can see yourself living in a golf course community, reach out to me at

601-278-4513 to see what is available. It will be my pleasure to assist you.

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Hannah Williams
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Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty Love your pictures showing the progression-of-colors-for-Castlewoods-golf-course . Golfers will play until it is snowing and they can't

Happy Holiday

Dec 10, 2018 06:15 PM #1
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Interesting to see the subtle changes of the seasons. Not quite as dramatic as New England, but you can definitely appreciate the lushness of summer from these pictures.

Dec 10, 2018 06:57 PM #2
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Hannah Williams - I've seen the golfers play in all seasons. As you said, except the snow, which is rare here. :) The view is always incredible.

Dec 10, 2018 07:20 PM #3
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It's hard to beat the change of scenery in New England, Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089. Do you have much change in scenery in Hawaii?

Dec 10, 2018 07:25 PM #4
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Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty - There are a lot of good people here on ActiveRain and enough inspiration to go around and around and around all day long! 

Your photos of the golf course with Autumn progression of colors are just beautiful! 

Wishing you a lovely Christmas season!

Dec 10, 2018 08:11 PM #5
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Pat yes our friend George Souto  is an inspiration for all, and this is such a flattery to his idea, I am considering next year to do the same:))Endre

Dec 10, 2018 11:23 PM #6
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What a beautiful series of photos, Pat. This golf course looks wonderful. In Charlotte, people play golf year round, as well, except maybe on the coldest days.

Dec 11, 2018 03:59 AM #7
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Good morning Pat - I really love your progression and hope you will do it again next year.  We are way past fall colors up here.

Dec 11, 2018 06:34 AM #8
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You should have seen the view this morning Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI . It was heavily foggy, which is a rare site. I agree, there is a lot of inspiration here, and I appreciate  George Souto giving me the idea to showcase my neighborhood in this way.

Dec 11, 2018 07:38 AM #9
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Endre Barath, Jr. I'd love to see the changing season in LA. Please piggy back on this idea and show us your fall colors next year.

Dec 11, 2018 07:39 AM #10
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I swear I saw a golf cart splash by this weekend in the RAIN Nina Hollander. Golfers are hard core. :)

Grant Schneider - MS weather is strange. One day the temp is in the 70s, the following day might be in the 40s. Maybe that's why it took so long to get the changing colors. As I look outside, I still see orange leaves on trees, but for the most part, it feels like winter, still with the sporadic temps. I will plan on taking photos again next year. :)

Dec 11, 2018 07:50 AM #11
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Patricia glad to hear my Fall Series motivated you to do this blog.  There is a huge difference in the color of the grass between the first picture and last picture.

Dec 11, 2018 08:12 AM #12
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Oh yes, our grass is dormant now, so residents have a reprieve from the weekly mowing. The golf course, however, maintains the greens year round. I do appreciate the inspiration, George Souto. One day I'd love to see the colors change in New England, but for now, I'll watch through my window.

Dec 11, 2018 11:54 AM #13
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You can really see the change, Pat.  Here in Sacramento, the drought kept us from watering our lawns as often as the color green demanded.  It wasn't until we received our first rains a few weeks ago, that things began to brighten up once again.

Dec 11, 2018 05:01 PM #14
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CONGRATULATIONS Pat, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Dec 11, 2018 05:01 PM #15
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I'm glad the rain is finally falling in your area Myrl Jeffcoat. The smoke had to be terrifying, not to mention unhealthy. Thanks for the feature in the "Photos" group. It was fun taking the pics with the end goal in mind.

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Thanks for the look at the changing colors of the Castlewoods Golf Course.

Dec 18, 2018 05:27 AM #17
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Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty Not so much, but different trees and plants flower at different times of the year.  There is not one season that really stands out.

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I love watching the colors change and I know George Souto is honored to have inspired you to share your photos of the changing colors too!

Happy New Year, Pat!

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