Oct 222014
 

On a sunny, blue-sky Wednesday afternoon, I returned to one of my favorite subjects along Piney Woods Church Road — strands of horsehair in a barbed wire fence.  Here, they catch the light (and breeze) to become flowing, cosmic forms.

 

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Oct 202014
 

Until this project, I had never really noticed, much less appreciated, the brilliant red of the sassafras leaves in autumn, accentuated by the way many of the leaves remain green while others abruptly turn.

 

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Oct 192014
 

I ventured out to Piney Woods Church Road shortly after noon today, and photographed this sweetgum leaf partially illuminated by the sun.  In its pale green and dun spaces, I imagine a satellite image of another land, containing verdant forests and stark deserts.

 

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Oct 182014
 

I could fill entire walls with images of muscadine leaves; or, of course, I could wander into my own backyard, where muscadine blankets practically everything.  Another image from this afternoon’s Piney Woods Church Road ramble.

 

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Oct 182014
 

I have never been particularly fond of Nepalese Brown-Top, a sort of miniature bamboo that is almost as invasive as the real thing.  I have walked many a woodland with this grass as the dominant ground cover.  The leaves are relatively uninteresting, the flowers minute and pink.  But now, in the midst of autumn, a handful of the leaves are turning a brilliant red, while the others persist in green.  What an unexpected plant to reveal the beauty of the autumn time!

 

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