: The Jersey Shore's Unusual Fall Colors! (Silent-ish Saturday)

The Jersey Shore's Unusual Fall Colors! (Silent-ish Saturday)

The days are getting shorter, and the nights cooler here at the Jersey Shore.  While we are not treated to the dazzling autumn colors that our neighbors to the north experience; the oak, maple and birch trees scattered among the scrub pines usually put on a colorful display.

But this year, according to the atmospheric experts/prognosticators, we don't have the usual color due to high humidity.  So I've noticed other things...

Unusual Fall Colors at the Jersey Shore
I don't know what bush this is, but I took notice of the unusual color...looks more like spring
than fall! 

Comment balloon 16 commentsLaura Giannotta • October 22 2011 10:12AM


That is beautiful and I wish that I knew what it was. The fall colors are beautiful I am sure and we are even having cooler weather here in Saint Augustine.  Enjoy your fall, winter will be right around the corner!!

Posted by Diane Grady (Endless Summer Realty) over 7 years ago

Indeed the bush is very pretty with the bright berries in a spring color.  It was past cool this early AM at only 30 degrees.  Burrrrrrrrrr.  I put my winter jacket to take the canine kids outside and of course they love to dilly-dally sniffing.

Sue of Robin and Sue

Posted by Robin Dampier REALTOR®, Hendersonville & Western NC Real Estate Source (Coldwell Banker King) over 7 years ago

Beautiful bush Laura and I love your photo. We've had a lot of humidity here too, which caused some plants in my garden to get mold, black spot and slugs - not the best garden season. How did your tomatos do? Nothing like Jersey tomatoes! 

Posted by Kristine Ginsberg, NJ Home Stager (Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC) over 7 years ago

The days are much shorter as it is getting darker earlier and the weather is a crisp cool 50/60 degrees which I so adore. No more hot humid summer days. The trees have just  slightly begun to turn colors at this time in RI.   And whatever the New Jersey shrub is the purple berries adorning it are absolutely unique and beautiful and they are certainly pituresque. 

Posted by Carlotta Remong (Berkshire Hathaway HS N.E. Prime Properties) over 7 years ago

Laura...you know how I feel about getting outdoors - it doesn't matter what time of year, there is beauty outside.

Posted by Steve Loynd, 800-926-5653, White Mountains NH ( Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., ) over 7 years ago

That is a purple berry. Haven't a clue as to what it is either. Glad you noticed it.

Posted by Than Maynard, Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862 (Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma) over 7 years ago

That looks like something from the wine country! Great photo!



Posted by Michael A. Caruso (Surterre Properties) over 7 years ago

I had to look at the picture a few times to see if it wasn't color changed....  Wow, what a color!

Posted by Chris Alston, Silicon Valley, California (Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California)) over 7 years ago

Laura, That is unusual, I too would have thought that it was a Spring photo rather than a Fall one!

Posted by Tony & Darcy Cannon, The C Team (Aubrey and Associates Realty) over 7 years ago

Hi Laura, This proves that the the vibrant plum / purple color is also for Fall. Well done and nicely documented.

Posted by William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE (RE/MAX Associates) over 7 years ago

Hello Laura, you're right, that does look more like spring.  I missed the peak colors back in Illinois and Wisconsin this year...we don't get much color here in Alabama.

Posted by Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource (Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL) over 7 years ago

Beautiful purple against the green. We're having a pretty colorful fall here in southern Delaware.

Posted by JoAnn Moore, Home Loans in Delaware (The Mortgage Market of Delaware) over 7 years ago

Laura...I agree that bush looks to be a bit confused.  It has Easter clor.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 7 years ago

:aura - I don't believe I have ever seen a bush that produced berries of that hue.  They're quite lovely aren't they!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 7 years ago


Looks like our beauty berry bush. The leaves are a little pointier but the berries are right (and poisonous). :)


Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) over 7 years ago


The bush is beautiful and I do not think I have ever seen lavender or purple berries before. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realty) over 7 years ago