Happy First Day of Autumn!

The summer was so dry in Oklahoma that we were worried we wouldn’t have any leaves left by autumn.


Nikon D5100 f/5 ISO 400 1/350 sec 55-300@170mm – Autumn 2012

You can see for yourself, there are still a few leaves, especially on tough trees like these Hackberries. Wait! There is a hackberry tree growing around and above this one, but these leaves are those of the native wild plum.


I guess these are some sort of galls on this Hackberry tree.


Nikon D5100 f/6.7 1/125sec focal length 116mm – Summer 2012

It is odd how a photo of an injury or disease can still come out beautiful. I think it is mostly due to the color. What do you think? Is it beautiful? Would black and white make it less so?