The Fall Color Project 2010

The Fall Color Project 2010

It’s that time again! One of my favorite seasons of the year when the leaves change color and begin their graceful decent from the treetops. It’s bittersweet to be sure, since it symbolizes the end of the growing season, but it’s also a time of renewal as those leaves become compost and nourish our beloved trees and plants in future growing seasons. As our days grow shorter and more and more leaves change color they should be highlighted and celebrated which is the intent of the Fall Color Project! Each year bloggers go out and try to picture what fall looks like in their area. Here with the Fall Color Project I collect those posts all together so that we can see fall all over our country and other countries where we may not be able to travel. Through photographs and pictures we can follow the changing of the leaves from the north and down into the deep south.

It is very easy to participate in the Fall Color Project 2010. First you need a blog, any blog. You don’t have to be a garden blogger to participate! Next you need a camera to go out and get the best pictures of fall in your area that you can find. Of course if you are on vacation and take some pictures while enjoying your trip that is perfect too. Then post about your fall colors and mention the Fall Color Project 2010 with a link to this post or so that people can see what others have posted. Be sure to include where your photos were taken (City, State, Province, etc.). Lastly come back to this post and comment with a link to your post so that I can find it. That’s all there is to it!

Every Friday I’ll put together a summary of all the Fall Color Project 2010 posts that were written during that week with links back to your post. I also include a thumbnail picture from your post with a link to your site. (If you don’t want me to use your photo please be sure to tell me otherwise I’ll include the picture and link.)

I can’t wait to see your photos for Fall Color Project 2010 this year! Each year the colors and photos are always amazing! Feel free to explore the pictures that were taken for the Fall Color Project 2009 or 2008.

If you would like to share The Fall Color Project 2010 and promote it with a badge on your blog please feel free to use the ones below! (More badges may be coming in the next couple weeks.) Just link to the picture to post it on your blog and edit the link to point to this post.

If you need the html code I can send it to you via email, just email me at


Dave has written since 2007. He gardens on an acre and a half where he raises his 5 children. He enjoys growing vegetables, herbs, and propagating plants. Dave works as a real estate agent in Spring Hill, TN.

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  1. I've got my badge up for you. It will be fun to see all the fall colors from around the world.

  2. I'm going to try to participate in this, Dave, but right now I'm so buried in assignments, I scarcely have time to visit my blogging buds, let along blog myself, let alone tend the garden. Things aren't changing colour here yet, as we haven't had any cool weather, but I have noticed a few maples and burning bushes colouring up elsewhere.

  3. When do you want to start this event? The leaves have not begun to change here. I would like to participate.

  4. What a fabulous idea, thank you for hosting, and for including us "foreigners" in the journey. I will love tracking how Autumn here in the South West of England corresponds to the different States. My fist post is at Plantaliscious.

  5. Hi Dave — love the new logo! 🙂 I'll put it in my sidebar. As jodi said, we still haven't got our brightest colour yet, but hopefully in the next week or two. I'll make my Fall Colour post then.

  6. Dave,

    First, congratulations on the baby! And many congratulations to your wife! As the mother of six, I know what's involved in a growing family!

    This is a fabulous idea, and I definitely want to do it. I'll also tell my oldest daughter, who is spending the semester in Rome, to send some autumn-y Rome-y pictures our way. I'm no techy, but I will try to get your badge up.

  7. I want to participate and yes please send me the code. Love that you do this every year. My email…and close in the spaces as I put them there to keep the bots from spamming me. p u m p k i n s 3 9 0 1

  8. This is a great site. I am looking forward to participating. I am just learning how to do this on my site.

  9. Dear Dave
    I just saw this over at Nancy's (leaping Greenly) and YES !! I want to have fun with this project too : )
    Fingers crossed I can get some great pictures to add to your collection !
    Joy : )

  10. PS .. Dear Dave
    You may notice that Canadians spell coloUr differently ? : ) LOL

  11. I've got the FCP badge up! And all my fall color shots posted will be photographed using Ginger (my iPhone).

  12. I've added the badge to the top of my blog, Dave…but will be a little while before I send a post about my fall colors. It is only now beginning to turn. I always look forward to your project;-)

  13. Dear Dave .. I have my post up and running for a foothold in your Colour project : ) but how do I link in my comment here ? Duh moment ?
    Joy : )

  14. Hi Dave, thought I would add a link to post about a recent trip to Westonbirt Arboretum. Not quite at its best, but still pretty special. The post is on my blog. Looking forward to following more entries as the fall progresses!

  15. Just found your Fall project. I will participate but it may be awhile before I see much here in North and Central Texas. I will enjoy the views until then.

  16. Hi Dave — some beautiful entries here, as always. I haven't sought out the best of Fall's colour this year, unfortunately, but I took some shots of the view from the front deck this morning and, coupled with a Dickingson poem, made it my small contribution to your project this year. Post is here:

  17. Dave – I got there with your help and have posted your badge on my site, plus a link! All my pix are taken in Southern England, as are many of the other autumn pictures featured in current blog posts. So here's the link:
    Look forward to seeing all the other posts.

  18. Hi Dave, I've been loving watching the posts roll in, but have struggled to find time to put another one together myself! Just missed your Friday post, sorry, but here is my latest: Celebrating Autumn

  19. Not sure what would be my best, I have been posting furiously to share a beautiful fall season. We just had a first frost so now it is falling downhill.I have fun making sculptures with the leaves and nuts I find when hiking, leaving them for the next person to see and enjoy.

  20. Hi Dave – I thought I'd get away with simplicity this year with my contrasting leaf shot.

    However nature confounded me on Sunday by providing perfect lighting conditions and peak leaf colour. I had minutes to grab my camera and see what was happening around the immediate vicinity of where I live 🙂

  21. Hi Dave, I think this may well be my last contribution this year, as most things are over their autumn stage. Thanks so much for hosting, I have loved both taking part and visiting other's contributions. Last Hurrah

  22. Dave,
    Wonderful idea to collect fall color picture and put them in one place. Here in Mississippi we still have a lot more fall color to come. The mockernut hickory in my backyard is really beautiful right now, though and I wrote this post about it.

  23. This is a great initiative! I wish I had discovered it earlier.
    My contribution is a selection of photos of Autumn leaves photographed in my garden in Fleet, Hampshire, UK.
    My blog is

    I would love to have you visit!

  24. This is a great idea. I just did a post on some of the fall color at the Tilden Botanic Garden in Berkeley near my house. It's not as dramatic as some of the other posts you've put up, but that's to be expected for coastal California I guess. We get some nice yellows and a good autumnal feel and some bloom species mixed in with our fall foliage.
    Thanks for hosting.

  25. Here's Skeeter fall color post Dave!

  26. The fall color has been at its peak here over the last few days, and I've gotten my post up with the best of the color from my garden. Thanks for sponsoring this great project!

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