Monday, December 8, 2008

Redbud Leaves in Autumn


Redbud is another plant native to our area, especially in the drier hills to the east. Their floral display is spectacular in the spring, and a related species populates the Mediterranean countries. I never really noticed any of them turning colors at this time of year, until I spotted this one in front of the county museum. The coral-pink/chartreuse colors are just as my camera captured them, without any applied contrast or saturation. Around the corner, another redbud was dropping its leaves while they were still the ordinary green of summer. I have no explanation.

8 comments:

Dina said...

Yeah, plants--I'll never understand them.
You really captured their soft beauty here.

Amy Wachspress said...

Exquisite.

Petrea said...

Like lips waiting to be kissed. Sensual.

Laurie said...

I like Petrea's take on it!

I grew up in Austin, where Ladybird Johnson had planted redbuds among many other flowering trees. Gorgeous in spring. I've never noticed this color before.

Jilly said...

The light is beautiful, subtle colours - so lovely.

USelaine said...

Thank you all for your kind words. It was a foggy morning, so the light was softened for me, and the water vapor collected on them added to the texture. If I would just get up earlier in the morning, I could get more fog-mood shots. I'll see what I can do...

Kym said...

I've never seen that before either and I love Redbud!

Miss Havisham's Tea Party said...

How does nature keep consistently coming up with this great stuff?

I'm reading this book: Biomimicry

So, this is interesting and in many ways useful.