Friday, October 19, 2012

Walk Through Fall

6x6 acrylic

This is what my road looks like right now.  I love the bigleaf maples, they aren't as colorful as the vine maple but their giant yellow and sienna leaves glow against the evergreen forest.  I did a quick internet search to find out that the dark spots with green rims are a fungus called speckled Tar Spot (Rhytisma punctatum).  It's common to see in the late summer, but this year seems to have been a particularly good one for it.  Some of the leaves are covered in leopard spots, but apparently the fungus doesn't cause much problem for the trees.

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