Saturday, November 26, 2011
The End of Autumn II
Here is another photo from the Patuxent taken at sunrise about a week ago. If you saw this same "layered" look in a painting, you might think it was not based on reality, but look how orderly the zones progress into the background. First are the marsh grasses, then a line of smaller trees tolerant to a wetter environment, followed by a line of evergreens. Behind those is a line of tall trees with a good deal of foliage still present giving way to a hillside of trees that have lost their leaves. And, again, a sycamore adds a point of interest with it's white branches and trunks while the reds and greens compliment each other so nicely. It doesn't get much better than this.