Friday, October 25, 2013

Looking for Autumn Color, October 25, 2013

Wayne county, Tennessee, USA, October 23, 2013
On Wednesday, we drove north to see if the trees were putting on their Autumn colors.
It was a beautiful sunny day. Most trees were still wearing their Summer green.
It looks like I'll have to be content photographing individual leaves for awhile longer.

I think this is Poison Sumac, Toxicodendron vernix
There is a non-poisonous Sumac, but I'm not going to touch it to find out which is which!

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  1. Hi Lea, just found you via My Tiny Plot. The clue to your sumac tree is in the name - Toxicodendron vernix. The edible Sumac spice powder comes from Rhus typhina; at this time of year the tree is laden with panicles of brownish to dark red seeds that would then be dried and crushed to get the spice. Hope this helps!

  2. So Pretty color of the autumn!
    Ambsolutly beautiful photos..

  3. the leaves are falling fast now - they blocked the drains a few days ago and caused flooding - cleared now though thankfully.

  4. lol....the poison one is probably in my yard!

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  5. That red is beautiful, but it is nasty stuff!

  6. Our leaves are just starting to change. Maybe tomorrow's expected frost will help!

  7. I like the bright spots of red and orange amongst the green Lea, I read somewhere that it's all to do with how cold the weather gets as to how quickly the colour changes. You have a super weekend also.

  8. I am so glad I take my time clearing....I forgot the colors that the sumac gives...In NC, they were blazing red!

  9. Talk about a beautiful day! Lovely shots!

  10. What a peaceful looking scene, and the color of the sumac is beautiful. The leaves here are just beginning to turn, a little more each day. What a beautiful time of year!

  11. I think ignorance may be bliss in the poisonous / non poisonous stakes!!

    Nice picture.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  12. Beautiful pics! Glad you decided to share your photos on Orange you glad it's Friday. Thanks for joining and I hope to see you again next Friday. Have a great weekend.

  13. We are past peak color here, though many trees still sport most of their leaves. We have two variety non-poisonous sumac up here, smooth and staghorn, but thankfully none of the poisonous variety. I love the red of their leaves in fall.


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