Sunday, October 12, 2014

Autumn 3

A few more days worth of autumn colors.
 The variety of fall colors in white ash (Fraxinus americana) leaves
 usually somehow averages out to burnt orange at a distance.

 Our own white ash tree, below glowing in the setting sun.

The most striking--almost neon--colors are made by sugar maples (Acer saccharum).

 This sugar maple seems unable to concentrate steadily.
 A river birch (Betula nigra) subtly turning.

 More sugar maple.

 Red oak (Quercus rubra) leaves have mainly been turning brown,
but one has managed a yellow-tan.

This pignut hickory (Carya glabra) has leaves turning from the veins, outward.

 Second-year needs of white pine (Pinus strobus) turned brown and then 
began falling rather suddenly, making deep drifts of needles on the ground.

 This basswood (Tilia americana) was losing leaves and fruits at a furious rate 
a month ago--apparently as a result of drought, because it still has not turned.

 The two silver maples (Acer saccharinum) I know in the neighborhood 
turned yellow, and are gently dropping their white-backed leaves.

 A particularly vivid red maple (Acer rubrum).

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