Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Defiant Leaf

It's almost December and almost all trees have lost their leaves. One tree within my residence however still has plenty of leaves left. In addition, there are a few leaves in the tree that just refuse to die. They are apparently trying to hold out until the bitter end and stay green for as long as possible.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Autumn Colors

My intended trip to the Water Gap went ultimately unsuccessful. As much as I desire to visit there to capture Fall Foliage, time constraints restrict me from driving that far to visit such a marvelous place. In addition, heavy winds stripped many of the trees bare and overall landscape shots would yield a mix of trees completely bare sticking out. Nevertheless with time running out and limited day light hours each day, I made an attempt to capture the beautiful foliage of 2011 before it ends for the year.

Most of these were taken at the Rancocas Woods. As mentioned many of the trees were bare and I was perhaps too late; for if I wanted the best Fall photographs, I shouldn't have gone to the Virgin Islands just weeks before. But at least I enjoyed that trip very much.

Normally snakes such as this relatively harmless Garter would be hibernating by now. I was surprised to find him still "awake".