Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

Woods from the Edge of the Road 5


December 6, 2016

Sometimes late fall color can surprise you. After yesterday’s fiasco, I’m not going to guess what bush this is. It’s just nice; that’s all.

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9 responses

  1. I love the colours, patterns and textures you have captured in these photos – complex and cool 🙂

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    December 6, 2016 at 8:24 AM

    • Thank you, Alastair. There’s a lot to see here at this time of year, but you have to be watchful to find it.

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      December 6, 2016 at 11:43 AM

  2. This looks like the shrubs we have in our back yard by the woods. I like the colorful bark and it has very attractive foliage in spring and summer. I don’t know what it’s called and I had a Parks and Rec. person over and he didn’t know either. I thought there was a Google service that would identify an object or plant from a photo. I should look into that.

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    December 6, 2016 at 11:55 AM

    • Share? And I’ll post whatever my in-house biologist may offer.

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      December 6, 2016 at 2:03 PM

  3. Years of growth has created this convoluted tangle of stems and branches – its knitting gone mad! The colours are subtle but beautiful. The purple reminds me a genus of shrubs called Dogwood here in the UK (The Cornus genus). But I’m probably way off beam.

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    December 7, 2016 at 3:17 AM

    • You’re probably not off beam, Andy. Biologist husband David said the same thing! “Looks somewhat like red osier dogwood (Cornus stolonifera). If so, it likes low moist habitats, ditches, pond edges, etc.” This bush was near a shallow ditch.

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      December 7, 2016 at 11:22 AM

      • We have planted a Dogwood in a very damp area of our garden because the book said it liked that type of ground. Sounds like we are in agreement.

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        December 7, 2016 at 12:58 PM

  4. Oh, I feel good – I was going to say Red Osier dogwood, too, and I think have a photo of one coming up. Very impressive that Andy picked up on the genus without leaves. This photo, like the others, does a great job of flattening everything, so you see the patterns. THe more I look at this one, the more I like it.

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    December 8, 2016 at 9:41 PM

    • This one grows on me every time I look at it, too. I have been accused—I may have said this before—of making photographs that are too flat all the time. Guess that’s just how i see things. Glad it’s OK by you.

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      December 8, 2016 at 9:46 PM

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