YES IT WILL BE TIME....yellows creeping into the landscapes... time to make plans for the
2017 FALL COLORS IN THE OZARKS
UPDATE: We have had a very "warm weather" fall this year. As of 10/20/2017 we are still
Green. For the trees to turn brilliant colors we need some cool nights. Check back next week
for another update. Thanks!
This is your official invitation to come and enjoy the Splendor first hand to see the Fall Colors in the Beautiful Ozarks
Heartstrings by: Linda z.
"Cherished childhood memories of fall.
A return to school, new classroom, shoes, books and teachers.
Excited talks of what we kids did all summer long.
Warm breezes on the walk home with the sun peaking and sparkling thru the green,
gold and red canopy of the tree tops.
A sudden gust of hundreds of leaves blown in whirlwinds…dancing across our path.
Run, chase and jump into an inviting pile of soft leaves followed by uncontrollable giggles.
The air is kissed by the sweet aroma of spent leaves,
set to smolder by a friendly neighbor leaning on his rake."
Probably the first question you may have is…when should I come?
It’s not an exact science but the general rule of thumb is
New MOON **OCTOBER 19TH to all the way to and thru the New MOON ON NOVEMBER 18TH 2017
** New moon IS (no moon to only a sliver)
PEAK FALL COLORS HIT WHEN THE NIGHT TIME TEMPS DROP.
THIS IS GREAT NEWS FOR YOU TO MAKE PLANS.
HERE IS A LINK TO OUR FREE DO IT YOURSELF...SELF GUIDED MOBILE AREA TOUR.
Find hotels, food, business, attractions, our featured listings and follow the Ozark Trail this is a totally unique feature offered only by The Z-Team
with our favorite spots to walk, take in nature so bring your camera.
That’s some “old time” hills wisdom I am told plays a part in
the Fall Colors and Harvest Time of the Ozarks. Weather and temperature play the largest part in our Fall Colors.
Days should hover in the mid 60's and nights in the 30’s and 40’s but not drop below freezing. The Ozark region has been blessed with much needed rain this summer and that fact may increase the color quality. But temperature is the key to the trees cycle. Lower temps send a message to the tree to stop producing chlorophyll (what we see as green) to prepare itself for winter. The Northern States with its flat farm land the colors change more quickly and don’t last quite as long. The Ozarks are quite a different story. We in Baxter and Marion Counties are located in the one of the oldest mountain ranges found in the US, The Ozark Mountains.
We have deep cool valleys along the majestic White and Buffalo Rivers winding between the hillsides. Remember, cooler temperatures trigger the color change process. Changes begin in the valley the lowest point, with the colors slowly working their way up to the warmer sun kissed hillsides. It’s a beautiful site from the rivers or valley to see a rainbow of gold, reds and at the upper most point still summer green. For all the arborist in the crowd…we have Hickory, Maples, Hack berry, Gum Trees, White Oak, Red Oaks…in fact tons of species of Oaks, Beech, Mimosa, Ash, Dogwoods, Red Buds, Walnut to name a few. Each species has a unique internal clock offering change but we also have fir trees that spice up the color pallet with Cedars, Pines, Spruces, and Hemlocks giving a deep green to our
hills and valleys all year long.
If this all sounds delightful and you would like to visit with The Z-Team Realtors. where would you like to stay? Tell them The Z-Team sent you!
We sincerely hope you will want to visit with us for the Fall Colors! Don’t forget your camera or paints and easel but most
Of all let us know you are accepting our invitation!
The Z-Team Realtors