White Leaves; infrared photographs
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
Monday, September 21, 2009
This is a classic white-leaves shot. If these sugar maples are grown in the open like this, each tree develops a full, rounded shape, and a small grove also forms a beautiful shape. There are several groves like this near here, sometimes the understory is kept open by annual mowing, sometimes by grazing.
In a tornado about 15 years ago, many trees in Orval Coors's maple grove were uprooted by the force of the storm. Over many weeks, he sawed them up, even the stumps, for firewood. He was well over seventy at the time.
Another maple grove can be found at Greensky Hill Indian Mission Church. It was planted to replicate the council grove that grew in a circular form and was sacred to Native Americans who lived here.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
While we were in the park, Monte Nagler asked this fellow to sit in the chairs. Monte regarded the chairs as a photo opportunity, and I could see that they were, but the shots I took failed to be good ones. I needed to think about it more, bend down, look around, pick a bale of cotton . . .
Thursday, July 23, 2009
I love ethe way the tourists came out in white. I didn't go aboard, because I didn't realize they were only going to be here two days. I thought I'd go later--now I'm sorry!