complementary

this year i am noticing all the complementary colors that nature serves up for us in autumn:  orange maples set against cloudless blue skies, purple asters lining paths blanketed with yellow cottonwood leaves, and red and green oak leaves growing old together on the same branch.

pin oak leaves in october

saint paul, minnesota

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rice creek assemblage

by mid-winter i will be sated with these brittle twiggy remnants of summer. but right now, they feel like a welcome bit of visual breathing room, amid the vivid opulence of fall foliage.

a gathering of autumn stems from my daily walk on rice creek regional trail

saint paul, minnesota

 

  • therese says:

    Beautiful. Autumn is my favorite season!

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a chorus line

arm in arm, and on colorful display.

red-oak leaves in october

rice creek regional trail, saint paul, minnesota

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a vestige of paleozoic forests in modern day saint paul

i was stopped in my tracks today by the incandescent orange tips of these horsetail stems. the sun was lighting them from behind so that they flamed blaze orange. i am used to seeing blaze orange in the autumn woods. but on the backs of living hunters, not the tips of living fossils.

horsetail

rice creek regional trail, saint paul, mn

  • sky says:

    Just click-clacking a few keys to let you know that your quiet, beautiful, very aware work is being appreciated over here. Thank you for your enriching posts, and please keep them coming! With kind wishes, Sky

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quills

if you had to swear on your grandmother’s grave and sign a solemn oath, these blood feathers would make the perfect quills.

rice creek regional trail

saint paul, minnesota

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