Without stopping to take a look around, we can sometimes miss the transition of our surroundings from summer to autumn. But just in case you’ve been watching the trees change colors, here’s a list of photos that compare various locations before and after they change into their autumn colors.


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Besides the nip in the air, the scarves, and the delicious autumn fruits and vegetables, the changing leaves are probably the greatest sign of autumn that there is. Chlorophyll, which is the green pigment in leaves that produces energy for trees, gradually breaks down in the fall, revealing the many other colors that also exist in leaves. That’s where we get the rich browns, oranges, yellows and reds that we associate with the season.

Tu Hwnt I’r Bont Tearoom in Llanrwst, North Wales

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Gapstow Bridge, New York, USA

Image credits:  Jessica Jenney

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Japanese Maple

Image credits: Kadek Susanto

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Apartment Building Facade

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Forest Lake In Poland

Image credits:  Kacper Kowalski

Image credits:  Kacper Kowalski

Poet’s Walk, Central Park, New York, USA

Image credits: Eddie Crimmins

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Hitachi Seaside Park, Japan

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Glenfinnan Viaduct, Scotland

Image credits: Martin Molcan

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Lake Island, Poland

Image credits: Kacper Kowalski

Image credits: Kacper Kowalski

Capitol Creek Valley

Image credits: Wayne Boland

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Kilchurn Castle, Scotland

Image credits: Mathieu Noel

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Grand Island East Channel Light House, Michigan, USA

Image credits: Jim Liestman

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