Thursday, October 18, 2012

Days of Autumn : 1

I keep seeing all these pretty trees when we're driving around, so, camera over my shoulder and helmet on head, I rode my bike around the neighborhood and "shot" a bunch of trees.
I got some pictures I'm very happy with and had a splendiferous time. 50 pictures of Oaks, Ash, Honey locust, and Maple though, are perhaps a few too many for one post, so I broke it up into a couple posts.

I was thinking, with the long drought and all this summer, that the trees wouldn't be very pretty . . . instead . . . . it's like the rainbow after the flood! Brilliant colors and even some of the trees that don't usually turn colors did, the Pin oaks for instance, usually turn orangey brown and fall off. Some of them are almost as red as the Maples this year!

First I present . . . the burnt trees! Also known as Ash trees. =P
Red on the outside and Yella on the inside.

Then the Pear trees, which almost look like a rainbow sometimes, starting with Purple at the top, fading into Reds, and Pinks, a little Green mixed in and then Yellow and Orange.
Pretty cool.

Lastly, the rest of the Viburnum turned totally ruby.

                From blustery Kansas,


  1. That's so cool they're called ash trees! Maybe referencing fire-- red on the outside, yellow on the inside, like you said. Lovely pictures, Jessy!

  2. Love all the pics! My fav. is the last one :)

  3. I love the Ash trees! <3 Thanks for sharing your Fall with us. :) I love the pictures.


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