National Geographic : 2011 Sep
e palette of the Adirondack forest shi s with the seasons. In the delicate tracery of a viburnum leaf (le ), summer's green gives way to autumn's red as chlorophyll fades and underlying pigments emerge. e same seasonal chemistry brings a blush to a stand of fern (above). Meanwhile, vegetation along the shores of Lower St. Regis Lake bends to the will of the wind (right), while a lea ess maple bears up under the onslaught of winter (above right). PART OF THE MIRACLE OF THE ADIRONDACKS IS JUST HOW QUICKLY THESE ABUSED LANDS HEALED.