The fall colors are already here, we just don’t see them yet. Chlorophyll and carotenoid are in leaf cells all the time during the growing season. But the chlorophyll covers the carotenoid — that’s why summer leaves are green, not yellow or orange. Trees, responding to the decreasing amount of sunlight, produce less and less chlorophyll. Eventually, the tree stops producing chlorophyll. When that happens, the carotenoid already in the leaves can finally show through. Just because you are working some things out doesn’t mean you’re not already beautiful – right now! Go ahead, let your colors shine!
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