This photo was taken during the height of fall foliage in western Pennsylvania. It’s my favorite time to walk in our local park with comfortable temperatures and the (mostly) absence of bugs.
Sitting on a bench I discovered an opportunity for a great photo. Tree branches often remind me of arms. These arms seem to be presenting a bouquet of orange “flowers” to the sky above, while providing a canopy of glorious color to the earth below.
And the view from both perspectives is lovely.
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”
This photo was taken several years ago. At the time I was focused on autumn leaves, but it certainly fits our tree challenge!
I like how the filtering sun highlights details of the bark. And notice the avocado green of the fresh moss on the roots, whereas higher up there is something teal colored. Maybe moss that dried out? Nope, that stuff is lichen, a combination of fungus and algae. Apparently, it’s harmless along with the moss. For more info I searched green stuff on trees.