Saturday, November 12, 2011

Fall Images

When most of the flowers and colorful leaves are gone, I search for the more subtle objects of beauty in my environment.  One of the last stands of colorful broad-leaf trees is in my friend Mike's yard.  Besides the bright red leaves, there's just enough shrubbery to create mini-wild habitats where I find lots of interesting bugs, worms, frogs, and fungi.  A beautiful, late-season Crimson Columbine I photographed here a couple of weeks ago wilted and dried up rather quickly leaving behind this "shell" which was a fountain of seeds, another form of beauty.  A close-up of a 5'-diameter Ponderosa Pine, especially if you click on it, shows why some call it "Puzzle Tree."

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