Ithaca varies from nasty rainy days to luscious warm ones. Today was one of the latter. After driving to Aurora and back, with glorious colors on each side of the car, I decided to spend some time with the camera in my yard.
There are pictures here of the ever present lotus leaves that are changing rapidly from their robustness to somewhat somber, waiting for decomposition and a new spring. I love the back lighting and venation that shows here.
The grasses are majestic centerpieces of some of the perennial gardens. Their tassels glow in the sun.
Look up and the oak leaves sparkle in the sun. Many have fallen, but the brightest ones are still vibrant at the top.
The seeds of the Bears Claw are bursting, ready to be planted.
Then there is the vining fall clematis that has very fuzzy flowers, with total translucency.
What surprised me most was to find some forsythia in bloom. I have no idea what caused that.
Lastly, there are some colored leaves dotting the azalea. I just noticed that the computer placed the pictures in the reverse order. Ah, something else to learn about.