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 green colors of summer foliage to transformed into reds, oranges, golds and browns before the leaves fall off the trees.
Here is a Soundslides file providing a few glimpses of fall colors on the WSU Pullman campus over the past two weeks, courtesy … » More …