Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

Virginia Creeper in the Fall


November 10, 2016

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6 responses

  1. Virginia Creeper is a climber we have inherited in our garden,climbing up the boundary fence. And a tree very close by has stems of it climbing as high as the house. I must take more notice of it up there next Autumn – The mix of colours in this shot is so attractive..

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    November 12, 2016 at 3:35 AM

    • I’m amazed at the number of Likes this photo has elicited. I think it is, as you suggest, the mix of colors that attracts people. It was that—plus their distribution—that drew my attention, too. I look forward to seeing your Virginia creeper next year.

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      November 12, 2016 at 11:27 AM

      • The creeper is like an interloper – it creeps in unexpected and sometimes unwanted, and through the summer it is camouflaged – green like all else – and then suddenly along comes Autumn and its disguise is lost – it blushes bright red. And suddenly we see it and it’s a remarkable sight. And we love it because it’s not what you expect.

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        November 12, 2016 at 11:31 AM

        • Touching thoughts and words, Andy. Thank you for writing them here.

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          November 12, 2016 at 11:39 AM

  2. It’s not around here, at least not much. I miss seeing that brilliant red against the dark tree trunks, and I think the compound leaves, which can be reminiscent of hands, also attract us. In this photo I like the way it climbs tenaciously up the tree….then drapes off a branch!

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    November 13, 2016 at 12:45 PM

    • I like your description, Lynn. I always have to look twice to make sure that what I’m looking at is Virginia creeper rather than poison ivy, which has the same growth pattern and coloring.

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      November 13, 2016 at 1:04 PM

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