Monday, November 22, 2010

Summer's Last Glory

AS SUMMER FADES and winter's cold approaches, the land bursts forth with a blaze of final glory. Here are some photos of the last few bits of autumn color.

red bush

the last rose of summer

The last rose of summer, in my parents' back yard.

red berries

The following photos were taken at Broemmelsiek Park, in Saint Charles County, Missouri.

Broemmelsiek Park, in Saint Charles County, Missouri, USA - tree trunks with fallen leaves

While some urban vegetation still has autumn foliage, in our native forests the trees have already dropped their leaves. On first examination, there are no colors other than brown, but we rather ought to look more closely.

Broemmelsiek Park, in Saint Charles County, Missouri, USA - cluster of red berries with pale yellow-green leaves

Broemmelsiek Park, in Saint Charles County, Missouri, USA - red berries with pale yellow-green leaves

Broemmelsiek Park, in Saint Charles County, Missouri, USA - large, unusual white mushroom growing on log

Broemmelsiek Park, in Saint Charles County, Missouri, USA - red berries with leaves along stalk

Broemmelsiek Park, in Saint Charles County, Missouri, USA - cluster of brownish-yellow seed heads

Broemmelsiek Park, in Saint Charles County, Missouri, USA - brown seed head

Broemmelsiek Park, in Saint Charles County, Missouri, USA - red leaf

Broemmelsiek Park, in Saint Charles County, Missouri, USA - seed head against blue sky

Broemmelsiek Park, in Saint Charles County, Missouri, USA - seed head with white strands

Broemmelsiek Park, in Saint Charles County, Missouri, USA - red berries on red stalk against brown background

Broemmelsiek Park, in Saint Charles County, Missouri, USA - brown leaf

Broemmelsiek Park, in Saint Charles County, Missouri, USA - red berries against blue sky

2 comments:

  1. Just in case you don't post before thursday, Have a Great Thanksgiving Mark!

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  2. So pretty I just had to share on Facebook for others to enjoy - http://facebook.com/drake.victoria

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