Although every day gets a little bit more colder, we are still blessed with autumn colours and they are just spectacular right now!
Vivid red, orange, yellow, green, brown… the scenery of Plitvice’s autumn is simply amazing.
The scenic lookout from the cliff gives a spectacular view of the fall colours in the park. Also, the varied colored leaves that had fallen on the ground and in the walking paths will give you a great boost to keep walking and walking…
There is also a scientific reason for all of tihis . In the fall, trees break down the green pigments and nutrients stored in the leaves. The nutrients are shuttled into the roots for reuse in the spring. Some tree leaves turn mostly brown, indicating that all pigments are gone. Trees respond to the decreasing amount of sunlight by producing less and less chlorophyll and eventually stops producing chlorophyll. Now the carotenoid in the leaves show through and the leaves become a bright cascade of various shades of glowing yellows.
Autumn is in full swing and there are plenty of fun things to do, so grab your friends and enjoy the “Autumn in Heaven”.
PHOTO: Alex David Vass