November 10, 2016
This entry was posted on November 10, 2016 by Linda Grashoff. It was filed under Leaves and was tagged with autumn, nature, photography, Schoepfle Garden, trees, Vermilion River, Virginia Creeper.
Virginia Creeper is a climber we have inherited in our garden,climbing up the boundary fence. And a tree very close by has stems of it climbing as high as the house. I must take more notice of it up there next Autumn – The mix of colours in this shot is so attractive..
November 12, 2016 at 3:35 AM
I’m amazed at the number of Likes this photo has elicited. I think it is, as you suggest, the mix of colors that attracts people. It was that—plus their distribution—that drew my attention, too. I look forward to seeing your Virginia creeper next year.
November 12, 2016 at 11:27 AM
The creeper is like an interloper – it creeps in unexpected and sometimes unwanted, and through the summer it is camouflaged – green like all else – and then suddenly along comes Autumn and its disguise is lost – it blushes bright red. And suddenly we see it and it’s a remarkable sight. And we love it because it’s not what you expect.
November 12, 2016 at 11:31 AM
Touching thoughts and words, Andy. Thank you for writing them here.
November 12, 2016 at 11:39 AM
It’s not around here, at least not much. I miss seeing that brilliant red against the dark tree trunks, and I think the compound leaves, which can be reminiscent of hands, also attract us. In this photo I like the way it climbs tenaciously up the tree….then drapes off a branch!
November 13, 2016 at 12:45 PM
I like your description, Lynn. I always have to look twice to make sure that what I’m looking at is Virginia creeper rather than poison ivy, which has the same growth pattern and coloring.
November 13, 2016 at 1:04 PM
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