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No Filter But The Leaves

Quercus albaThe sun is behind the brown and purple leaves of this White Oak, making some magic.

Metasequoia Cone

Metasequoia glyptostroboidesCone of the Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides), which is more rectangular than the ball-shaped fruit of the similar looking tree, the Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum). I bought one of the Baldy fruits home to photograph, too, but it fell into its constituent pieces in my bag, each heady with resin. They are put together like 3-D jigsaw puzzles, while these Metasequoia cones open up like this (also in my bag) to release their seeds. Eventually, it will dry to a nice brown color.

Tree Woods

salixAn enormous weeping willow (Salix) on 6th Avenue in Park Slope.

Woodcock Wednesday

 Scolopax minorAs I finished photographing the leaves I posted yesterday, I heard a leaf being crunched behind me. I turned and saw this Woodcock (Scolopax minor) wobbling along. Before the bird settled down, I had a fine view of its beautiful cinnamon-tinged belly.
 Scolopax minorThis has been the third weekend in a row I’ve seen Woodcock in Green-Wood. A week ago, there were half a dozen. This past Sunday, this was the only one I saw, or heard. Green-Wood is a good place to avoid the Woodcock hunting season in NYS.

Leaf Perspective

IMG_4761The situation depends upon which way you are looking at it.IMG_4762


pine2On a wet day.pine1

Sunset Park Elm

greattreeAnother view of the great American Elm in Sunset Park. Two weeks after my first picture.


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