Monday, December 03, 2012

Leaf Interest in Late Fall

Early December is not considered a time of dynamic leaf change, but the evergreen Japanese azaleas are starting to drop their "spring leaves"--the larger leaves that grow in the spring along the stem. "Summer leaves" closer to the tips stay on. More info at this link.
The recent coolish spell offered a chance to photograph leaves just below the thin ice at Mountain Lakes Preserve.
The combination of partial decomposition
and the translucent properties of the ice made this leaf look as if it were from an oil painting.

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