Why do the leaves change in autumn?

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Ohhhhh yeaaah!!! Bring on the boots, the scarves, the fall leaves and the pumpkin spice everything! (I’m actually drinking a pumpkin spice tea as I write this haha.)

My favorite season is here!  Fall arrived in Colorado!

A few weeks ago, my family and I went up to Guanella Pass, Colorado to see all the pretty leaves changing. All the pictures in this blog are from that trip.

Guanella Pass is more in Central Colorado, about an hour’s drive away from the Denver-Metro area. A lot of people come up there from the city during the fall so they can see all the pretty colors. There wasn’t a stop that we had to ourselves. There were at least two other cars full of people at every outpost. But it doesn’t matter, I get to be outside!

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But, all the pretty leaves make me wonder as a future meteorologist. What exactly, makes the leaves change? Believe it or not, I found a few weeks ago from another meteorologist, Cory Reppenhagen, who works for the ABC local affiliate here in Denver. Here’s his story to explain:

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