FALL INTO WINTER

 

Nothing signals the end of autumn and the beginning of winter quite like our Morning Glory Maple tree.  It's more accurate than the arrival of the Snowy owl or the squirrel's ravenous collection of acorns at predicting the change of the season.  Inside of a few short days, the tree goes from a solid green to a color wheel of greens, yellows, and reds.  And just as quickly the leaves will paint the ground to resemble a color palette.

 

Taking a picture of a tree is hard.  From a distance, it's nothing more than a triangle on a stick.  To make the image interesting, you have to capture it from different angles and viewpoints.  I used a couple of main branches to frame this picture while looking straight up to the top.

 

My wife and her father planted this tree when it was a wisp of a twig (ok, it was a little larger) and it has since grabbed its share of the backyard.

 

It's a beautiful tree at any time of the year but particularly for these short few days between fall and winter.

 

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"A tree nowhere offers a straight line or a regular curve, but who doubts that root, trunk, boughs, and leaves embody geometry? "

 

 - George Iles

 

 

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