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Saturday, April 16, 2016

135 and beyond

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: blue plus yellow makes green.

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

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.

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.

Monday, December 1, 2014

The hundreds!!

fig. 119: As the snow melts in spring, forgotten gems appear.

fig. 118: Frequently, the last leaf to fall is the most colorful.

fig. 117: A sea of red fungus spreads over this green leaf.

fig. 115: Unknown leaf preparing for the gray months ahead.

fig. 116: Some fungi live in harmony with their host, in this case, a large, leathery maple leaf.

fig. 113: Some yellow poplar leaves develop faux thorns to repel predators.

fig. 105: Leaves of the Anglerfish tree resemble the teeth of the eponymous fish.

fig. 104: Black walnut leaves are more colorful than those of their cousin, the English walnut.

fig. 103: occasionally, leaves fall all the way from the sky.

fig. 102: in parts of Cape Cod, polka dots are de rigeur.

fig. 101: skate egg case with O'Connor's zebratitis.

fig. 107: After the holidays are over, poinsettias find fresh ways to stay festive.

fig. 106: Some leaves revel in their imperfections, filling in cracks with gold.

fig. 114: Unidentified leaf preparing for the gray months ahead.

fig. 112: Rare leaf on leaf interaction caught on camera.

fig. 110: Black walnuts hide their poison behind bright decorations.

fig. 109: A branch of the rainbow tree in early spring.

fig. 108: One can never truly know what's on the inside of another walnut.

fig. 111: Black walnut leaves from Woodstock let their "freak flags fly."

Saturday, January 19, 2013

99, one hundred.

fig. 100: brassica mel mellis produces a sweet nectar on the edges of its leaves.

fig. 99: a fresh bloom of the "exploding rainbow" flower.

Monday, August 27, 2012

2 til a hundred

fig. 98: faux pixels on the leaf of a river birch.

fig. 97: a leaf begins the process of blending into its background.

fig. 96: dead limbs never blink.

fig. 95: some oak leaves self-censor.

fig. 94: a Spanish influence can be seen in some leaves' autumnal markings.

fig. 93: leaves of the japanese maple have been used as hypnosis aides for millenia.

fig. 92: certain mosses secrete a pheromone that reacts beautifully with maple leaves

fig. 91: certain mosses secrete a pheromone that reacts beautifully with maple leaves

fig. 90: it's said that if you arrange the leaves of the bluepoint tree in a circle, you will attract true love. 

 fig. 88: snake leaves portend a long, hard winter.

fig. 89: lower branch of the rouge tree

fig. 87: leaf of the bullseye maple

fig. 86: an evergreen's pine cone with fall foliage envy

fig. 85: flowers of the rose of sharon tree are natural show-offs.

fig. 84: stripes syndrome as seen on dead Mountain Laurel leaves

fig. 83: Queen Anne's lace with daisy envy.

fig. 82: dying leaves of house plants still retain a strong memory of their past glory