One of the first sights that met my eye were what appeared to be these magical glowing red leaves interspersed among the leaves of a normal looking tree. Upon further investigation, it turned out that these leaves were not, in fact, glowing. Big surprise. The sun was simply reflecting off of them in a way that highlighted their dynamic, rich redness.
The magical red leaves were part of this stand of trees that were growing so close together that all their leaves appeared to be "mixed up," into one green-and-red-leafed conglomeration. Pretty beautiful if you ask me.
|My kids just don't get it when I get excited about photographing things it seems only I can see.|
|Red and green sit opposite each other on this color wheel.|
|Red-violet and yellow-green are complementary colors.|
|The red and green complementary pair is quite prolific in nature.|
|Orange and blue (I doctored this photo a little, I confess.) These teasel pods were photographed at Bock Nature Preserve in Kosciusko county.|
|I love how the sunlight illuminates the interior of this trail entrance, as if it is beckoning us to enter.|
|An interesting juxtaposition of shapes and colors.|
|I've been seeing these green berry things at every preserve we've visited, always |
curious as to what they are. They are the fruit of the dogwood tree. It turns out
we've had three of them growing in our yard for years!
|Yarrow, also called "nosebleed plant" for its ability to stop bleeding. |
It is said that you can apply the leaves of the yarrow plant directly to an
injury and it will staunch the flow of blood.
I'd still recommend a nice clean band-aid.
|This patch of Sensitive Fern creates a nice pattern of lines and shapes.|