Fall color 1

Posted by
karla (Omaha, United States) on 6 October 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Smilacina racemosa (False Solomon's Seal) was colorful yesterday. The sun was lowering through the trees to the right, and this area was in the shade, beneath a redbud tree. Hosta, a few green weeds, and a mossy dark rock are part of the detail.

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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Nature sure knows how to mix a set of colors . . She has that knack of making them look so right !

6 Oct 2011 7:34am

@Ronnie 2¢: It is amazing, the crazy mixes of intense color, and in this image all the deteriorating bits as well. To live with it constantly might be a bit unnerving, but we all seem to love the display of Fall. I love its messiness, too! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Very beautiful autumn colors... So warm ! Wonderful capture. Have a lovely day :)

6 Oct 2011 11:00am

@Tamara: Thank you, Tamara! A lovely day to you, too.

Twojays from United States

Ooh what a rich image and color comp. Those lavender buds delicately dropping just make the perfect seasoning. Raw and wet and wild.

6 Oct 2011 2:58pm

@Twojays: Hi - thanks for the visit and glad you like the colors. I was amazed. The shade from a lowering sun definitely enhanced the colors for the camera. I love the wild part and the chaotic appearance. Mother Nature is not, by any stretch, a neat freak.

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

Wonderful study of autumnal plant senescence. Love the colors and the clear details. Those blobs of purple are really stunning!

6 Oct 2011 9:25pm

@Arnd: Thanks, Arnd! I appreciate your comments. I am quite fascinated by that aging process in plants--flowers and leaves. Now if I could just remember the words carotenoid and anthocyanin, both of which present during that very senescence!

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

excellent. so well done

6 Oct 2011 11:33pm

@john4jack: Thanks for the visit and comment!! This little spot really surprised me with its color. I had gone out to photograph the red berries, but found them already rather crinkly looking so decided to "step back" a bit and get the larger picture.

Dan Creighton from Hatboro, United States

There is a beauty here to the dying plants which signal falls return.

23 Oct 2011 6:39pm

@Dan Creighton: Dan, thanks for your visit here, and this poetic comment.