Monday, October 5, 2009

Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Commonly known as the Virginia Creeper, this is one of my favorite native plants.

Nothing is better than having a favorite plant that turns beautiful colors in the fall.

I particularly liked this sample because it shows how healthy it is with all the bunches of berries.

But as I turned to look around the orchard we were in, I saw an even more striking sight.

There on the far edges of the field were the discarded remains of old apple trees.

Blackened limbs and trunks piled on top of each other creating a long wall of Andy Goldsworthy-esque natural art.

Am I the only on that finds this beautiful?

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