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Beginning to see the leaf

Although they look more like pink flowers, I think these fleshy lobes along the stem may be the emerging leaves — perhaps those of a Black cherry tree (Prunus serotina). Advertisements

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Guacamolde

Little bits of mold-like moss or lichen grew in just the right way around a fallen log’s knot to suggest a split avocado.

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Killer clown wigs from outer space

Like playdough pushed through a sieve, orange fungus oozed from Cedar-apple rust galls, creating a clownish yet alien look on an Eastern red cedar. Not content with just one host, spores from these squishy fingers may infect apple and other … Continue reading

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Burgundy is fat

Lush and deep like many of the other leaves these days, this maple leaf — probably of a Norway maple (Acer platanoides) — has drunk its fill of claret and will soon find itself tumbling down.

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A new leaf

Like the bony hand of a skeleton, the bare twigs of this maple tree cradle its newly emerging leaves and flowers with a gentle, if somewhat spooky, touch.

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Orange globe theater

Floating like festive paper lanterns near the top of a multi-trunk persimmon tree, these bright round fruits were hanging on ’til the bitter (or at least astringent) end. (Earlier post about the persimmon.)

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Adjust seasoning

Sitting right on the thin line between autumn and winter, this newly fallen leaf (red maple, I think) rests on some of the first ice of the season. (Previous, sunnier posts about the Red maple and its amazing colors.)

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