We don't get real fall color down here on the Gulf Coast. A few tree species will reluctantly change a hue or two, but none of the blazing fall color of the Adirondacks. We do have some maples (Big-tooth, etc in places like Lost Maples State Natural Area) but they are pretty few and far between.
After 7 years of this, I decided this year THERE WOULD BE COLOR, even if I had to supersaturate pictures to bring it out. Luckily, as winter arrives, sluggish Texas trees finally give way to small burst of color.
SO here is a brief sampling of Texas fall/winter color:
Sycamores:Maples as non-dairy creamer:milk. But we have to take what we can get.
More Sycamore color against a bright blue winter sky
Sycamore close up
Bald Cypress against duckweed covered lake. It's about as close as we get to red and green Christmas colors.
More Bald Cypress, with a small bit of colored bird in the middle.
Chinese Tallow is a nasty invasive, but is one of our few colorful fallwinter trees.
I'm actually unsure what tree/vine this was from.
But to be honest, the real colros here are the browns and tans and shifting colors of the prairie. A little more subtle, but nice.
Prairie grasses with (?)scorpionfly