Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Leaves


It's raining steadily outside and I'm sitting in the darkened living room with Olga beside me. I'm in the mood for a simple post -- so how about some autumn leaves?

I found these in the cemetery, along with the first two below.



I found these two on my walk home from work yesterday:




They look like they might all be from the same species of tree, a maple or a sycamore -- obviously one of the more colorful trees out there at the moment!

19 comments:

e said...

Beautiful...

Moving with Mitchell said...

Beautiful leaves and photos. In 20 minutes our chance of rain will rise to 1 percent. At 6 this evening, it goes up to 2 percent. I don't think I can stand the excitement.

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Magical. Could a human being create such beauty? I doubt it.

Ursula said...

Picked up three of those beauties early this morning. They now sit, in a small vase, on the window sill along which my main desk runs. An effortless pleasure . . . if you know where to look and find it.

U

Ursula said...

Come on, YP. Think Michelangelo. Indeed the whole of creation. God's soap opera, and rather vindictive, style not withstanding.

U

Penelope said...

Autumn leaves are just so beautiful. We are in full color here in Montana.
Vivian Swift has a tutorial about painting these beautiful leaves in one of her earlier blogs. She does an amazing job of capturing their beauty.

Andrew said...

I'd go for maple. We don't have too many maple trees of that kind here.

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Mike D'Angelo might have been able to paint such a leaf but creating an actual physical facsimile of the leaf would have been beyond him. Who is God?

Ms. Moon said...

Our sycamores leaves just turn rust and drop. I'd say those were maple, indeed.

Sharon said...

I love seeing the fall leaves through your blog and others. It will be a while before we see any here.

Red said...

Some chlorophyll is still hanging on to the last leaf.

Edna B said...

Those are maple leaves. I have a few of those trees in my yard. The two out front of my driveway turn a golden yellow. You certainly found a pretty mix of colors. Enjoy your day, hugs, Edna B.

robin andrea said...

Such beauty. I think this must be why autumn is my favorite season. The cooler temps, blue skies, balance of light day and night, and the color of the leaves.

ellen abbott said...

probably maple. they are pretty. my maple tree doesn't do that, just turns yellowish brown and then brown.

The Bug said...

Lovely! I drive by two trees with similarly glorious leaves, but there is always too much traffic to stop & get a photo.

Catalyst said...

Beautiful!

Debby said...

Sounds quite ridiculous but I just realized how similar sycamore and maple leaves are.

jenny_o said...

I had to look up sycamore leaves because I'm not familiar with them and it turns out there is such a thing as a "sycamore maple" along with at least a dozen other kinds of maple (and it looks very like our sugar maples). The things I didn't know I didn't know :)
Here it is: http://www.tree-guide.com/maple-leaves?page=1
Your fall leaf posts always make me want to do a similar post but as yet I have failed at that. I do enjoy yours, though.

lea said...

There is a street here with a huge Ginkgo tree and the yellow/golden glow from that is just stunning when the leaves turn.
I have read some of the Newbery books, I was an Elementary school library assistant, which means I was the Librarian. Number the Stars and The Giver by Lowry were good, Sarah Plain and Tall is really a lower reading level, but a sweet story. I knew two sisters who reminded me of Jacob Have I Loved-what a moving story and Paterson's Bridge to Terabithia, tears with that one. I liked Dicey's Song by Voight, but the first one, Homecoming, I really loved. I pulled out a map of the state they traveled through because I was so invested in the tale. I've read other books by her and I think she's a masterful writer for YA. Of course, as a horse-crazy kid I read King of the Wind and I remember reading Hitty: Her First Hundred Years (Field) and enjoying it.