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Thursday, December 29, 2016

148 to 165





fig. 165: the colorful s. niccolls fungus is quite formidable.


fig. 164: tell tale marks of the so-called "privelege fungus" mar an otherwise fine specimen.



fig. 163: leaves of the "brighter horizons" tree stand out amidst autumnal decay



fig. 162: weakening Catalpa leaves are susceptible to adamantem fungus



fig. 161: a bipolar Virginia Creeper. Fun but dangerous.



fig. 160: a colorful attempt to hide the ravages of age.




fig. 159: late summer leaf decay



fig. 158: a parasitic jaune leaf attached to a walnut stem



fig. 157: spring hopes sometimes fall to winter's late ravages


fig. 156: winter's ravages rot to black some but not all hydrangea petals



fig. 155: seed pods of the Peacock Maple in early spring.



fig. 154: wind blown kismet/leaf with K. Haringitis


fig. 153: maple leaf with winter-onset B. Riley-itis.



fig. 152: beneath the blanket of fresh snow, two heart leaves commingle.



fig. 151: frequently, the most beautiful hearts are also the most complicated.



fig. 150: as temperatures plunge, the reds gather together for warmth and support.


fig. 149: peak foliage


fig. 148: web rot overtakes a large oak leaf.

Monday, November 7, 2016

136 to 147!




fig. 147: catalpa almost inundated by indigo fungus.


fig. 144: a tuft from the neighbor's hydrangea floated over in that last storm.



fig. 138: beauty follows fast after some Spring showers.



fig. 141: togetherness



fig. 140: a weed is just a plant in the wrong place, as seen here.


fig. 142: some leaves lose themselves in others.



fig. 146: autumnal color chaos.



fig. 137: The Lilly Pulitzer dandelion only shows up in certain neighborhoods.


fig. 145: sassafras leaves are especially susceptible to teal.


fig. 139: Nature adores symmetry.


fig. 143: example of yin/yang in nature are quite common but very hard to find.



fig. 136: "dandelion" come from the French "dent de lion" meaning "tooth of the lion." Just after Easter each year, blood spontaneously appears on this invasive weed.


Saturday, April 16, 2016

135



fig. 135: each spring, the lowly, lovely daffodil overshadows the previous autumn's colorful detritus.


Friday, December 18, 2015

The 134's!! Sweet.

(A special section devoted to the 'suite' prints, which have been requested by many collectors.)
fig. 134a: (clockwise from top left) winter, spring, fall, and summer
fig. 134b: Cape Cod's Ridgevale beach is home to many colorful specimens.


fig. 134c: a few of the many faces of the Tulip tree leaf.

fig. 134d: pixellation is found throughout nature.



fig. 134e: stripetococcus infestation can strike the leaves of any tree.




Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The 130's!!


fig. 133: the first frost affects different leaves differently.



fig. 132: as the days grow shorter and the nights longer,
cones from the Tulip tree huddle together for warmth and protection.



fig. 131: often, a plain surface belies a festive underbelly.



fig. 130: the so-called "magic" mushrooms are usually easy to spot.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The fabulous 120's!!



fig. 129: the red rectangle fungus sucks all the moisture out of its unfortunate host.



fig. 128: shorter days and cooler nights can act almost like poison to some leaves,
coursing through their veins and hastening their inevitable demise.




fig. 127: late summer/early fall.



fig. 126: the eastern cottonwood is much more 
"Pennsylvania Dutch" than its western cousin.



fig. 125: certain leaves fight against aging, others embrace it wholly.



fig. 124: the Japanese Zelkova is susceptible to a blight of geometric precision.



fig. 123: in east facing gardens, clover leaves will become more ornamental.



fig. 122: certain mushrooms are only found under the leaves of the Cobalt Tree.



fig. 121: down near the playground, a yellow poplar, or 'tuliptree' drops its magnificent fruit.



fig. 120: the vernal equinox has some amazing effects on the plant kingdom.