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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The 130's!!

fig. 130: the so-called "magic" mushrooms are usually easy to spot.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The fabulous 120's!!

fig. 129: the red rectangle fungus sucks all the moisture out of its unfortunate host.

fig. 128: shorter days and cooler nights can act almost like poison to some leaves,
coursing through their veins and hastening their inevitable demise.

fig. 127: late summer/early fall.

fig. 126: the eastern cottonwood is much more 
"Pennsylvania Dutch" than its western cousin.

fig. 125: certain leaves fight against aging, others embrace it wholly.

fig. 124: the Japanese Zelkova is susceptible to a blight of geometric precision.

fig. 123: in east facing gardens, clover leaves will become more ornamental.

fig. 122: certain mushrooms are only found under the leaves of the Cobalt Tree.

fig. 121: down near the playground, a yellow poplar, or 'tuliptree' drops its magnificent fruit.

fig. 120: the vernal equinox has some amazing effects on the plant kingdom.

Monday, December 1, 2014

The hundreds!!

fig. 119: As the snow melts in spring, forgotten gems appear.

fig. 118: Frequently, the last leaf to fall is the most colorful.

fig. 117: A sea of red fungus spreads over this green leaf.

fig. 115: Unknown leaf preparing for the gray months ahead.

fig. 116: Some fungi live in harmony with their host, in this case, a large, leathery maple leaf.

fig. 113: Some yellow poplar leaves develop faux thorns to repel predators.

fig. 105: Leaves of the Anglerfish tree resemble the teeth of the eponymous fish.

fig. 104: Black walnut leaves are more colorful than those of their cousin, the English walnut.

fig. 103: occasionally, leaves fall all the way from the sky.

fig. 102: in parts of Cape Cod, polka dots are de rigeur.

fig. 101: skate egg case with O'Connor's zebratitis.

fig. 107: After the holidays are over, poinsettias find fresh ways to stay festive.

fig. 106: Some leaves revel in their imperfections, filling in cracks with gold.

fig. 114: Unidentified leaf preparing for the gray months ahead.

fig. 112: Rare leaf on leaf interaction caught on camera.

fig. 110: Black walnuts hide their poison behind bright decorations.

fig. 109: A branch of the rainbow tree in early spring.

fig. 108: One can never truly know what's on the inside of another walnut.

fig. 111: Black walnut leaves from Woodstock let their "freak flags fly."

Saturday, January 19, 2013

99, one hundred.

fig. 100: brassica mel mellis produces a sweet nectar on the edges of its leaves.

fig. 99: a fresh bloom of the "exploding rainbow" flower.

Monday, August 27, 2012

2 til a hundred

fig. 98: faux pixels on the leaf of a river birch.

fig. 97: a leaf begins the process of blending into its background.

fig. 96: dead limbs never blink.

fig. 95: some oak leaves self-censor.

fig. 94: a Spanish influence can be seen in some leaves' autumnal markings.

fig. 93: leaves of the japanese maple have been used as hypnosis aides for millenia.

fig. 92: certain mosses secrete a pheromone that reacts beautifully with maple leaves

fig. 91: certain mosses secrete a pheromone that reacts beautifully with maple leaves

fig. 90: it's said that if you arrange the leaves of the bluepoint tree in a circle, you will attract true love. 

 fig. 88: snake leaves portend a long, hard winter.

fig. 89: lower branch of the rouge tree

fig. 87: leaf of the bullseye maple

fig. 86: an evergreen's pine cone with fall foliage envy

fig. 85: flowers of the rose of sharon tree are natural show-offs.

fig. 84: stripes syndrome as seen on dead Mountain Laurel leaves

fig. 83: Queen Anne's lace with daisy envy.

fig. 82: dying leaves of house plants still retain a strong memory of their past glory

Friday, July 20, 2012

Decorating nature on boulevard Saint-Germain in Paris

fig. 81: spectrumcirculitis on a London plane tree outside Paris' Faculté de Médecin.

fig. 80: one of the more tastefully turned out trees of Paris' boulevard Saint-Germain

fig. 79: occasionally, a tree will wear its grain on the outside.

fig. 78: some sections of bark succumb to garishitis, not too common on Paris' plane trees.

fig. 77: some trees highlight their fertility right on their trunks.

fig. 76: écailles des poisson syndrome on platanus x acerifolia

fig. 75: white stripes visit Paris.

fig. 74: A Paris plane tree sports the latest fashion.