11.07.2005

Fall


Even though it's November, there is still plenty of green in the woods here. Things are beginning to change though. I noticed a marked increase in autumn color toward the end of last week. It won't last long, of course. Soon the leaves will fall, allowing the bare branches of winter to offer up their own particular beauty.


But meanwhile, poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) provides a bright spot. Despite its tendency to make most people itch, it is an attractive plant in spring, summer, and fall.


The pond is showing some color. Autumn offers a more subtle palette here, but it is still pretty.


Bald cypress (Taxodium distichum) are interesting trees. They are deciduous conifers, dropping all their needles each fall. I find the russet shades of these trees quite attractive.

5 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

Our last leaves have just about fallen; we are into the gray days -- after the colour and before the snow.

Watchmania said...

Lovely pictures. For some reasons I thought swamps didn't have autumns. I think I have them confused with tropical rain forest ...

woverman said...

pretty leaves! :-P

i wish i was in the mountains to see some REALLY pretty leaves...

btw... gotta talk to you sometime... im sure you MAY already know the news but anyway

Ontario Wanderer said...

We had a wind storm two days ago and almost every tree leaf on our property has gone. There are leaves on trees just down the road, which seems strange, but maybe they are from our trees?

P.S. I found Picasa on the net. It's now, almost, downloaded on my computer....

lené said...

It's fun to see the swamp in transition. When I lived in Texas, I lived near a little creek lined with bald cypress. You've taken me back a few years, a few walks, a few falls. Thanks.