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Fall 2018 Progression of Colors for Castlewoods Golf Course

I'd never thought of taking photos of the changing season until fellow blogger George Souto introduced me to the gorgeous fall colors of New England. Last year was the first year I took photos of the changing season, and I wanted to share this years changing colors, too.


Most of my readers will recognize the view as Castlewoods Golf Course, or specifically, the view from my back yard. Probably the most unusual photo I ever captured was of the ball drop in September. This photo shows a lush green landscape, with no sign of fall in sight. I'm using this photo as the benchmark.

Ball Drop at Castlewoods Golf Course

The next photo was taken in mid October. You'll notice the leaves on the hardwoods are beginning to turn and the golf course isn't the vibrant green it was in September. For consistency sake, all photos were taken at approximately the same time of day.

October 18 fall color Castlewoods Golf Course

I took a lot of photos over the next couple of weeks with little change. You'll notice the tree in the foreground is turning orange, but the course is still beautiful. 

Nov 6 fall colors Castlewoods Golf CourseThe photo taken mid-November shows more yellow than the previous photos. The tree in the foreground has lost most of its leaves but the crepe myrtle has retained most of its foliage, at least until now.

November 16 fall color on Castlewoods Golf CourseIn the photo below, I FINALLY caught a glimpse of the fall foliage, more yellows and some red. Fall has finally arrived in Brandon, MS!

November 25 view of golf course

My final photo shows mostly browns and greens, taken today. We've had a lot of rain the last few days, along with cooler temperatures, so most of the leaves have fallen. Although we haven't officially entered Winter, there has been frost on several occasions.

December 10 fall photos of Castlewoods Golf CourseIn Mississippi, there is an expression, "If you don't like the weather, just wait a few minutes. It'll change".

Regardless of the weather, you will see players on the golf course almost year round. The cold weather doesn't seem to deter the die hard golfer. Mississippi temperatures range from the upper 20s and low 30s in the winter time to the mid 90s in the summer.


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I hope you've enjoyed this tour of the changing fall season in Brandon, MS.



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Ridgeland, MS 39157

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Comment balloon 19 commentsPat Starnes-Front Gate Realty • December 11 2018 12:05AM
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