This time of year, many newspapers and magazines post stories about why the leaves change color in the fall. Many of you may already know, but on the off-chance that you are not familiar with the process, here is a good short discussion from Popular Mechanics that describes how weather changes the strength and timing of the peak color. I hope you are enjoying the colors now, since windy conditions later in the week may blow a lot of the remaining leaves away.

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