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Thursday, December 29, 2016

148 to 184

fig. 183: after the hurricane, exotic oak apples fell to earth.

fig. 184: The BFD of redbud leaves.

fig. 182: tulip tree leaf with advanced blue-tosis.

fig. 181: Oak leaves often try to horn in on spring's colorful display.

fig. 180: While it looks beautiful, Milkweed's cold weather pink hue
 is actually a sign of cellular damage.

fig. 179: Chinese lanterns with Christmasitis infestation.

fig. 178: Rose of Sharon at Christmas time.

fig. 177: unidentified leaf overcome by colorful fungus.

fig. 176: some leaves just can't wait for autumn.

fig. 175: the female Japanese Zelcova leaf is never outdone by the male.

fig. 174: spring brings the strangest things.

fig. 173: leaf spot is a common affliction of mountain laurel.

fig. 172: leaf of the Round Eye tree.

fig. 171: you never know what's on the other side of any given leaf.

fig. 170: clovers of a feather flock together.

fig. 169: vernal leaf litter and a linden pod with Spot's syndrome.

fig. 168: evening sun lights up a leaf of the marching spectrum tree.

fig. 167: a warm winter day reveals a ravaged liriodendron leaf.

fig. 166: a Magnolia x soulangeana leaf lets its soul shine at twilight.

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


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