Friday, November 14, 2008

Lingering foliage

Although most of the leaves are off the trees, and the great and glorious fall colors have for the most part been muted, there are still patches of beauty to be found.

I took these photos last week during a bicycle ride along a riverside path in Northampton, and stitched them together into this panoramic view.

I'm not sure what these bushes are, but the leaves they bear turn this exquisite shade of red every year, and when you ride or walk through this part of the path, the air glows with a roseate light. Quite lovely. -- PL


Elizabeth said...

Euonymus americanus most likely.

Elizabeth said...

Scratch that, Euonymous alata I think. I believe, at any rate, they are the same as the cultivated "burning bush" that grace so many yards but in the wild they are more lanky. Ours are done now unfortunately.

Sarah The Anime Librarian said...

I love living in this area. Every fall I get to remember the #1 reason why.

~ tOkKa said...

-->> ..o gads, hate ta be the guy who's gotta rake all that up.


The Buslady said...

lucky you get colors this time of year. around here we have one color: BROWN.

For like 2 months it's green and the poppies bloom, after that everything's dead.

everything's brown and dead from June to Feb. It's no wonder SoCal is always burning!