Saturday, October 18, 2014

American Beech View

Very soon, in Michigan, and around the midwest, my all-time favorite deciduous tree, the American Beech will be displaying its spectacular sequence of color changes. I hope you can find time to witness these changes in a woods near you. If not, these leaves are for your view:

green leaves fade into yellow 

yellow with green veins

yellow with green veins, brown edges beginning

brown with yellow veins

striking striations of yellow veins on brown

aging, yet still clinging to twigs

lingering in late autumn - a coppery sheen

Thank you for spending time with "Father Nature". Try to get outside soon, and often to discover the changes in these amazing American Beech leaves for yourself


~ Richard Havenga ~

You may also enjoy previous posts about the American Beech:

"Holding Life" — June 1, 2012

"grandifolia" — October 18, 2012 (exactly two years ago today)

Photo Locations: Home Woods

American Beech - Fagus grandifolia