Matt Quinn wrote:minniev wrote:This tree has exhibited an entirely new behavior this year. For 10 years, it has quietly dropped its leaves before they changed any color other than green. Something has persuaded our trees to show off little more this year, but this one has outdone herself. Still she is elusive. I could not approach her closely enough from any side to get a clear shot, and she seemed to move away from me as I trudged through the foggy swamp this morning, hiding behind cypress and tupelo. I made some shots of her travels, here's one developed in a somewhat unorthodox way. You may see more of her later. All suggestions appreciated, I have shots from every side but alas none where I got her to come out from behind her friends. I couldn't even get a leaf to identify her, so I made up a name for her.
Minnie, Linda wrote Asian. I see the same. "Modest" and "shy" Japanese geisha behind her fan. To be admired only from afar. Behind her guardian trees. Superb. Thank you. Matt
Thank you Matt for a beautiful analogy that fits in with my own experience of this tree/scene.
(And I'm quite sure Piet doesn't mind being mistaken for Linda. I get mistaken for Linda all the time and consider it a compliment).