Our part of California isn’t exactly known for stunning fall color. Most of the trees native to the Sacramento Valley simply turn a non-descript brown. Fortunately, there are plenty of non-native trees planted all over Davis that do provide pops of color. Many of them are at their peak, as you will see below, but some are just starting:
This means that there’ll be good color for another few weeks, provided we don’t get a lot of wind that would knock the leaves off the trees.
Few trees produce more brilliant shades of orange than the Chinese pistache. Here’s a whole row of them:
Fall color and succulents? A great combination:
The weather on Saturday afternoon was perfect for taking photos.
Leaves come to life when backlit against the sun.
My favorite tree for fall color (and a favorite year round) is the ginkgo. Its yellow leaves against the blue sky are pure magic.
How about agaves, aloes and cacti with a ginkgo in the distance:
Chinese pistache berries
The last photo is my favorite of the day.
I’m glad I took the time to go exploring on Saturday afternoon. I ended up in some areas of town I’d never been before, and I saw some beautiful trees!