Wednesday, October 30, 2013

October Colors, Philadelphia

There are still Sugar Maples growing in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia, planted decades ago.  The photo below shows a Sugar Maple bravely displaying its October colors, despite a hard life evident in the shape and form of the tree.

There are many gardens all through Philadelphia.
Below, late Chrysanthemums and Callas at Morris Arboretum:

And, here is a planting that I created with Red Abyssinian Banana, Hot Peppers, Lantana and Leonotis/Lion's Head

Quote for the month, from Ray Bradbury:
"Treasure this day and treasure yourself.  Truly, neither will happen again."

October Skies

To continue the theme of skies, these sunset images offer reminders that stunning beauty occurs in passing moments, even at home.  
In this first photo, the condensation trails from planes are so frequent as to become one of the cloud formations.

The series below was taken at sunset in the same area, just a few minutes apart.