October 23, 2009
Fall colors peaked last weekend in many areas atop the Mogollon Rim. The brilliant reds in the big toothed maple leaves come from anthocyanins manufactured in the sealed-off leaf once the green chlorophyll fades.
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Seeking fall’s chromatic clues to happiness and balling babies
So I’m just sitting here on the banks of the East Verde, my brain sparking from a contact high with yellow.