PULLMAN, Wash. – Ever since I was a kitten, I’ve loved picking up big maple leaves in the fall. I’d take them home, put them under a piece of paper and rub the side of a crayon over the top. It makes a great print of the leaf.
WENATCHEE, Wash. – Last fall, my friend Lee Kalcsits and I went exploring in the apple orchards of Wenatchee. The apples were ripe and the leaves were changing from green to gold. We plucked a few leaves and took them back to his lab.
Photos by Shelly Hanks, WSU Photo Services PULLMAN, Wash. – The weather forecast calls for sunshine – and bright fall colors – to continue through most of next week, though the daytime high temperatures will be in the 40s and 50s rather than the 60s.
PULLMAN – Winter tempertatures and darker days are creeping in, but nature has allowed fall a last spectacular fling, as trees and bushes across the WSU Pullman campus display a brilliant palette of colors. Scientifically, the shorter daytime hours and cooler temperatures create a complex chemical reaction in leaves and plants, causing the quiet […]