Photo-a-Day (Saturday, 21st November, 2020)
Photo: Mick Byrne (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
I'm lost for words Mick !
Those are not Acer Palmatum 'Red Dragon' leaves or any other form of Maple leaf. They are leaves from the shrub/small tree Rhus Typhina, commonly known as 'Stags Horn Sumac'.
The letters, with their feathery leaves, put me in mind more of the signage for a Red Indian Settlement such a "Laughing Waters" than Wigan, and a greeting such as "HOW"! rather than "EY-UP, LAD", but still my favourite place on earth.
Irene I learned this skill when I was in the cubs.
How come you didn't write 'BOROUGH', Mick?
Did you run out of leaves?
I have to agree with Hugh, I would say they are sumac leaves. Reminds me of writing your name with a stick in the sand on the beach .
Hey up ! Jim's back with a vengeance!
It reminds me of "Love Letters in the Sand" (being a bit of a romantic.)
I have a huge and envious admiration for those , like Hugh , who can readily and with confidence identify trees or shrubs . My knowledge I am ashamed to admit is embarrassingly poor . I put this down simply to my bone idleness .
During this period, I have taken time to look at trees differently, and then tried to discover what type of tree they are . I have found this simple personal journey hugely rewarding . Previously , my knowledge went as far as a conker . I now know which tree put it into a child’s hands .
mick you told me you were going to write SHEVVY BOOT BOYS on the grass and put it on here.
He wanted to put ' smile for the birdie' but ran out of leaves :)