Continuing on my tree and autumn theme – this week it is all about shapes. I hate to think of nature designing anything. Everything has adapted and has evolved to be the best it can be. Each leaf having it own unique pattern. Even the bark of the oak tree is an intricate pattern of different shapes.
For this week’s Lens-Artists Challenge #173 – Interesting Architecture, I thought I would do a gallery of trees. I always find trees very architectural, as well as being beautiful of course.
This week it is all about leaves.
- Birch leaves – the leaves are fast disappearing from the birch trees.
2. America hawthorn. Bigger leaves than our native hawthorn, and bigger berries too, though there was no berries this year.
3. Crab apples are looking nice now especially as the leaves are turning yellow.
4. Lime tree leaves also go a lovely shade of yellow.
5. Rowan leaves. Redder leaves. The rowan in the garden has actually lost all it’s leaves already, this one is in the field below the house.
6. And finally oak leaves, one of my favourite trees.
Thank you to The Propagator for hosting Six on Saturday.
We are at that period of late autumn when we get the best colours from the trees around us – so that is this weeks six on Saturday.
1. Oak is probably one of my favourite trees. We have a few young oak in our hedgerow and I have planted some acorns we collected a couple of weeks ago.
2. The beech hedge is turning from yellow to brown now, and is proving popular with the little birds particularly the blue and coal tits. It’s a great place to hide after you managed to get a whole peanut from the bird feeder!
3. Larch grows in the wood that borders the garden.
4. I love the way these willow leaves go banana yellow – we had three nights frost earlier in the week and they really start to yellow up after that.
5. Lots and lots of rain today – here a dying hazel leaf next to some new shots – a promise of spring to come.
6. And finally alder seeds – again covered in raindrops.
Thank you to The Propagator for hosting – Six on Saturday
What would we do without our glorious trees? Trees come in all shapes and sizes and yet each one grows from a tiny seed and can live for hundreds of years.
From giant oaks and beeches……..
To smaller wispy things…..
They all have their magic.
Inspired by this week’s Lens artist photo challenge #50_trees
There are at least eight different lichens here, and these are all on the same tree! It is estimated that there are 1,165 species lichens growing in Ireland, so maybe eight on one tree isn’t that many after all!
I really like the way light is filtered through trees. So for this week’s one a week photo challenge a tree and light gallery.