As summer comes to an end and the air gets crisper the leaves around us begin to change. Brilliant yellows, vibrant oranges, and stunning reds fill the landscape around us. What’s interesting is that without the existence of Chlorophyll in the leaves, those bright beautiful hues would be the native colors seen year round. Dang Chlorophyll. The leaves change in the fall because the days get shorter and the production of chlorophyll slows which allows for those rich colors to shine through. Vermont is known for their luminous foliage in the fall, go and check out my Leaf Peepers Guide to Vermont here! And if you want to learn more about autumn leaves, check out the Smoky Mountains website! They have a fall foliage map that is interactive based on date and location. You can check out this cool feature here!