Word of the day: “carotenoids” – the class of pigments causing the yellows, oranges & reds in autumn leaves. Carotenoids are present year-round but as photosynthesis dwindles each fall, chlorophyll decays to disclose the furnace colours concealed by green.
📷 Shirley Hirst (via @RobGMacfarlane)

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