River of gold

We’ve had several glorious days of autumn splendor, although a couple of them have come with significant wind, which has resulted in considerable defoliation of the trees. Yesterday, however, presented us with a beautiful, calm afternoon with hardly any breeze at all. As I sat in a favorite chair on our back deck and gazed up into the trunk and branches of one of our favorite trees, the river birch (Betula nigra), I was inspired yet again to try to capture some of the magic that transforms it into golden glory at this time of year. How can one not love autumn? River birch 3559

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15 Responses to River of gold

  1. Beautiful Gary. The colours are amazing, but the texture on the bark is also wonderful. I really like the angle too – nice work :)

  2. Dan Traun says:

    Autumn is a wonderful time of year; my favorite. It is entirely too short. Holy texture on the tree bark…what kind is it?

  3. Mike Powell says:

    Gorgeous shot, Gary, that captures the feel of autumn, my favorite season of the year.

  4. Adrian Lewis says:

    Beautiful shot, Gary. I love the structure of this picture, the tilt of the trunk and the way that the two main side branches are not directly opposite each other – the tree could be dancing amongst all that gorgeous yellow. Adrian

  5. Finn Holding says:

    It’s a wonderful time of year Gary, and you’ve captured it beautifully!

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