Beautiful and gorgeous colors, Allen. Thank you very much for sharing your beautiful walks with us. I agree with you that the Maple leaf viburnum (Viburnum acerifolium) should be sold at the nurseries .. the colors are lovely indeed (that’s if they’re not invasive). Another gorgeous autumn week. The broccoli like trees over the other side of the Mon River are still green with a bit of brown. The temps are between the 60s and 40s .. some nights in the high 30s. We’re blessed with lovely weather and sunshine. Happy Wednesday, Allen. Namaste
Fall continues to amaze. Especially amazing to me is how colorful everything is in spite of our drought, which seems to go on and on. Even old timers who have seen the colors come and go for years often stand agape at the current year’s brilliance, and some say it’s the best they’ve seen. But then, we say that almost every year, so you’ll have to judge for yourself.
The red maples (Acer rubrum) are really putting on a show this year and that surprises me because another name for them is “swamp maple,” which hints at how much water they like. As of right now many of our swamps, small ponds and streams have dried up, but since these trees grow right at the water’s edge I’m sure they aren’t suffering.
The yellow leaved vine in the foreground of this photo is oriental bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus
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