Saturday, February 28, 2009

Oak Leaves at the Arboretum

February 2009. Houston Arboretum & Nature Center. Texas.
At first I wasn't sure I'd come across any leaves I wanted to photograph. Much was brown and crumbling. But these two were in different places along the path and beckoned to me.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Bradford Pear

January 2009. Our backyard. Texas.
By now most of the leaves have turned and fallen off the Bradford pears. A few bright red ones remain, clinging to the gray branches, lovely against the clear blue sky on a cool day.

Backyard After Hurricane Ike

September 2008. Our backyard. Texas.
We lost a lovely Bradford pear tree in the hurricane. The storm also stripped many leaves off the remaining pear, as well as the oak trees. It was like a green autumn as I raked up the leaves.

Brown & Gray

December 2008. Gorman Falls, Colorado Bend State Park. Texas Hill Country.
A warm little hike with my husband down to Gorman Falls. Many brown and gray leaves crinkled on the ground.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Pink Magnolia & Sweet Potato Vine

January 2009. My backyard. Texas.
Venturing out to the yard one clear, cool afternoon, I smiled at the perfect afternoon light. The leaves captured it so well. The sweet potatoes were wiped out by frost that evening.

Unknown Leaf

December 2008. Inks Lake State Park. Texas.
I very contentedly sat by the edge of this little lake and tossed leaves into the water while my husband climbed up a little cliff. More to come of these photos. Perhaps I will be able to determine their name.

Redbud Leaf

December 2008. My front yard. Texas.
I was delighted to notice this little puddle captured so neatly in the leaf upon returning home from a walk.