Mandatory Fall Foliage 

A selection of my annual effort at capturing the Autumn spectacle….

  
Poison ivy and Virginia creeper always provide a good show.
  
Black Walnuts don’t get much color, but they back light quite nicely. I have a love hate relationship with my Black Walnuts, they drop their leaves early, leaf out late, and there are very few things that grow well near them. But they are stately trees with fabulous gothic shapes and they feed and shelter lots of wildlife.

  
Red Maple (Acer rubrum) this a commercially available variety, planted near a parking area, it gets great color every year. I wish I knew its name…..

  
Beech, Maple and Tulip trees with a it of grape vine. Beech trees turn yellow then pale brown becoming more translucent as the winter goes on. Some Beech trees keep their leaves well into winter, by the time they fall they look like rice paper.

 

Another version of the red maple above, it has a remarkable range of reds. 
These were all taken in Rosendale, NY in October. We are having a very good year for fall foliage. The only drawback is that the leaf peepers make driving on the weekends a bit more challenging than strictly necessary. But tourists are large part of our economy around here, so I will try to keep my whining to a minimum.

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