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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 21st November, 2020)


WIGAN in Japanese Red Dragon Acers fallen leaves.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
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Comment by: wigginlad on 21st November 2020 at 08:13

I'm lost for words Mick !

Comment by: Hugh Wilson on 21st November 2020 at 08:17

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'.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 21st November 2020 at 09:40

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.

Comment by: Mick on 21st November 2020 at 10:07

Irene I learned this skill when I was in the cubs.

Comment by: Tonkington-Smythe on 21st November 2020 at 11:15

How come you didn't write 'BOROUGH', Mick?
Did you run out of leaves?

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 21st November 2020 at 12:39

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 .

Comment by: Veronica on 21st November 2020 at 13:44

Hey up ! Jim's back with a vengeance!
It reminds me of "Love Letters in the Sand" (being a bit of a romantic.)

Comment by: Harry on 21st November 2020 at 14:25

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 .

Comment by: the incognito cyclist on 21st November 2020 at 20:35

mick you told me you were going to write SHEVVY BOOT BOYS on the grass and put it on here.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 26th November 2020 at 09:22

He wanted to put ' smile for the birdie' but ran out of leaves :)

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