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Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Leaves, Ghost Leaves and Fungi, Town and Country
Not much to say tonight. Long walk in town, long walk through woods and orchards, followed by dog bath after Sarah failed to resist the siren call of the muddy creek. Pictures will have to suffice. The first of the "ghost leaf" images below is the most difficult to make out, but if you try hard you may see traces where leaves lay on the street for a while before blowing away. Roses and fungi will be self-explanatory. Don't forget Claudia's book party on Friday, 4-6 p.m.
Posted by P. J. Grath at 5:17 PM
Labels: fall color
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I've seen ghost leaves, too, and never thought to capture them. Nice job! And I love the quality of the light in the second rose photo. There is something special about autumn light. Wait, wait - I think someone else already said that . . .
Autumn light comes at us from lower in the sky, doesn't it? Not like summer's overhead glare. Autumn is kind to photographers, giving us a morning and evening slant all day long.
Your leaf ghosts are amazing. You have a keen eye to have spotted them.I wonder how the leaf outlines formed on the road surface?
Jessica, chemistry is not my field, but don't you suppose some chemical reaction is responsible for the ghosts' appearance? The ones on the street will probably not last long. I'll try to remember to keep watching the ones on the sidewalk to see how long they are visible.
What lovely polypores in the last photo. They're so frilled and layered.
Thanks for identifying the fungus, Amy-Lynn. Now, from your description, when I see them I will always think of ruffled petticoats.
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