Monday, October 26, 2009

fall in New York

a mature Japanese tree lilac (Syringa reticulata) above the gold fall color of Solomon's Seal (Polygonatum sp.), the spot of red is a Hydrangea still in bloom, evergreen Vinca in the foreground and lilacs (Syringa cultivars) in the background
The fall color is just beginning in the city and it is a magical time of year for New Yorkers. Above is a kind of linden tree (the genus Tilia) turning that fabulous bright yellow with it's branches dark and stately.

The main fountain at the Conservatory Garden in Central Park shows off a beautiful rainbow when seen in the right light.

Almost completely defoliated the crabapple (Malus sp.) allees are taken back to their mature bones for the coming winter.

From top to bottom: oak (Quercus sp.), crabapple (Malus sp.), Corylopsis (Corylopsis sp.)

The big oaks begin their rain of glossy leaves and acorns.

The Corylopsis again, a few days later, with the golden Polygonatum still hanging on and the rich green Epimedium and Helleborus refusing to give in to the trend.

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