Autumn Sumac for Green Thumb Sunday
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This past autumn the sumac leaves along the edge of our yard were a more red color than the fiery orange that I have seen in the years past.
I kept my eyes on these guys daily - I wanted to catch them at their peak. It also had to be the right time of the day when the sun was on them. And the sun had to be out in order to have enough light for the photo.
Well, by the time all these conditions were met, of course the peak for them had gone by.
See all those tiny little white "dots"?
Those are holes as the leaves were beginning to deteriorate. You can even see the blue sky through some of them.
I had noticed they were not in their prime when I took the photo, but it wasn't until I was processing it that I noticed all those tiny little holes.
The camera had picked up the light shining through them, where my eyes didn't catch it at all - certainly not the blue sky showing through.
Sometimes it makes me wonder what else my eyes don't see - and that's a pretty unnerving thought!