Note: This post is linked at Skywatch Friday, a cool site where you can see this week’s skies from all over the world.
What I didn’t expect was how small this tree feels sans leaves. Dressed in yellow and orange finery two and three weeks ago, it was an imposing presence. Now it looks about half the size. I didn’t even recognize it at first and had to double back.
What happened between then and now was snow—two short bouts of it. Here is the open space behind our house during one of those days. I had bent down to photograph the grasses when Bodhi walked into the frame—just this far and no farther. I think he did a great job of composition:
The snow wiped many of the trees clean of their leaves all at once, overnight. But a few oases of mahogany and magenta remain. These are from Bodhi’s and my walk this afternoon: