I wasn’t home at the beginning of October and it was nearly mid-month before I got around to doing this installment in my monthly photo project. Several of the shots (now deleted) of the big oak behind my house look pretty much like the shots in August and September, although the other trees around the oak tree are beginning to display their fall foliage. While this was initially disappointing, it made my think about how different the tree can look from day-to-day and hour-to-hour. Like every photographic subject, it all depends on the light.
I love the sunflares in this image and how it shows off part of the magnificent crown of this tree.
Here is another perspective of the crown, arching above the other trees on the side of the hill. (For a sense of scale, note the stop sign in the lower right corner.) The sky today isn’t nearly as blue, but the colder weather the last few days have painted the trees in fiery reds and oranges. The oak tree, which occasionally becomes a rusty red before turning to its normal russet shade, isn’t likely to change for another four weeks or so. In the meantime, most of the trees on the hillside will have lost their leaves long before Old Oak begins to shed.
You can find other posts in this project here.