Little Farm in the Big Woods


Thursday, October 10, 2013 10:31 AM

Isn’t God’s creation stunning?   

Every day I’m delighted by the breathtaking colors of the autumn leaves all around us, but yesterday we got our first little dusting of snow.  It’s just such a blessing to me, that I wanted to share it with you! 

I just adore the beautiful, vibrant foliage, adorned with tiny, sparkling crystals of snow, dancing in the wind, while the fog swirls around, making it all look so glorious and mysterious.

I hope this blesses you as much as it is blessing me!  Have a joyous, beautiful day!

Fun Fall Facts-

    •Plants use water, sunlight, carbon dioxide and chlorophyll to make glucose and oxygen through photosynthesis.  The plants use the glucose for food and release the oxygen back into the air for us to breathe.

Chlorophyll is what gives leaves their green color.

In the winter there is not enough light for photosynthesis, so the plants rest and the green chlorophyll disappears from the leaves.

The orange and yellow colors are already present in the leaves, we just can’t see them during the summer because of the presence of chlorophyll.

The red and purple colors of the leaves are made in the fall, when glucose is trapped in the leaves after photosynthesis has stopped.  Sunlight and colder nights turn the glucose a red color.

It is the shorter hours of daylight, not the cooler temperatures that signals the trees to stop their photosynthesis and begin preparing for winter.

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