Sunday, 22 October 2017

GOLD LEAF ON BOX BUSH

Leaf made more gold by strange sky on October 16th 2017 fallen on box bush

Autumn.

3 comments:

Caro (UrbanVegPatch) said...

Lovely photo, Lucy. It looks as though the red sun is still shining on that leaf in Yorkshire (although I know it isn't!).

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

Hello Caro. It was though. If you point your cursor at the picture a little notice comes up saying 'Leaf made more gold by strange sky on October 16th 2017 fallen on box bush.' But the difference was marginal in that the particular group of trees from which this leaf fell is particularly golden. At one point it seemed as if we were about to have a New England autumn with some of the leaves being an extraordinary and wonderful red. I've been wondering if they are a particular variety of sycamore - almost ornamental in the autumn - or if this is a particularly spectacular year. Perhaps autumns in Halifax are always wonderful. It's part of the fun of being in a new place; I have yet to find out.

Another possibility - the trunks and branches are plastered with some kind of scale insect and many of the leaves have large black spots on them - so maybe it's a beauty that comes from weakness or disease. Again, time will tell.

Toffeeapple said...

That is a pretty colour contrast Lucy.