Posts Tagged "leaves"

Leaves: Coming Soon To A Tree Near You

Posted by on Apr 19, 2017 in leaves, spring, Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Leaves: Coming Soon To A Tree Near You

Like most good things, we take them utterly for granted, until, suddenly, they’re gone.

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A Lesson in Leaves

Posted by on Nov 14, 2013 in fall, leaves, Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

A Lesson in Leaves

Hurrying along the sidewalk outside Colonie Center mall on a blustery day. I wasn’t expecting to find a lesson in tree identification spread out on the pavement at my feet. It’s amazing how many ways nature can invent to say “leaf.” All these specimens were blown at random into a corner by the icy wind. There must be a dogwood around here somewhere, because there’s a smooth-edged oval leaf, round and bright as an Easter egg. Next to it is a sharp-edged red oak leaf, brown and crisp as toast. There’s a lot of the familiar five-pointed shape of the maple...

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