Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
This is a plant with about 500 species - can you imagine that?
I only know that this is a plant with the most incredible autumn colours I can think of - even more intense and differentiated than those of the maple.
Now click on the images and your eyes will be dazzled...
Monday, December 29, 2008
Normally the wind blows them away, immediately, as soon as they appear - the golden leaves of the birches. But this year we had the luck of an exceptionally beautiful autumn and I had the opportunity to photograph many different trees in their most beautiful dresses. These were the birches...
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
The ash tree was the sacred tree of the celts. In Germany you'll find them often in public parks and residential areas because of their beautiful blossoms and filigree foliage which appears with an outstanding luminous green in spring.
Normally they lose their leaves in autumn when they are still green. This year I found some real beautiful exceptions - but judge for yourself...
Friday, December 26, 2008
Ginkgo trees are very difficult to photograph as a whole so that it really looks good. Due to the tree growing very sparsely with few branches you often have either too much irritating background or the tree itself is too asymmetrical. So the solution is - besides choosing a detail of the beautiful leaves - to go for a good crop which I did here again.
The reason why I find Ginkgos so extremely interesting is that in autumn the leaves are turning into an incredibly warm yellow without the slightest touch of any other colour such as red or brownish.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
A Christmas present to you with images you would not expect at this time of the year???? First I wanted to show you some images from last year with wonderful "iceflowers" due to lack of snow photos from this year. But instead - look what I found today while taking some freah air with the bycicle! I take this as a wonderful omen for a good New Year - the full blossoms of a Daphne.
In reality of course this bush often blooms while there is still snow. But nevertheless for me it stands for hope towards those blossoms to come hopefully soon and which are a feast again each year. I can hardly wait....
Monday, December 22, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
In our region you seldom have the opportunity to see so many different trees in their autumn colours because normally it is very windy at this time of the year and the leaves are falling very quickly. But this year I was lucky to find many different colours and forms...