Thursday, October 23, 2014

Three maples and an oak

I've heard several say the leaves this fall are among the most colorful remembered, especially the brilliants that are not necessarily native to southern Iowa, but planted in towns, cemeteries and elsewhere in part because of their autumn showiness.

The caution is, these show-offs are moving beyond their peaks right now --- and if you don't open your eyes and look you'll miss them.

These leaves were performing in late afternoon light Monday in the Chariton Cemetery. I'll not even try to sort out the three maple varieties, and the oak. Get out your tree-identification guide and go to work.

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