Temperature and moisture are the main factors that make fall foliage spectacular. As the days get shorter and colder, chlorophyll starts to break down in the leaves, causing the green pigments to disappear.
When the temperatures drops, the leaves’ veins begin to get smaller, not allowing the sugar produced during the day to exit the leave. As the cycle from warm to cold happens, the sugars begin to build up, resulting in the formation of Anthocyanins and Carotenoids—which cause the amazing reds and yellows to form.
### Fall Adventures
This year was my first year in New England for fall. My family and I went to Mt. Washington in New Hampshire. It’s the highest peak in New England, and the view wasn’t that bad either.