Saturday, October 23, 2010

local color: sugar maples

The way the sunlight meets the sugar maples when they're in fall colors makes me so glad that I live in this area. They start out with that extraodinary tri-color phase: bands of leaves that seem to be furthest from exposure to the sun are still a lime green while the rest of the tree graduates through shades of orange or red. Eventually, the leaves become a solid blaze all over.