DSC_1843Red Oak Leaves

My diary is taking me from the silver maple to the red oak. It is letting go of the green pigment (chlorophyll) of spring and summer that requires a lot of water, light and sun.

With winter approaching, the tree is drawing what resources are still left in the leaves before shedding them altogether. Their swan-song is a bright, coppery red. When they fall, you can collect and dry them for decorations and displays


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