The Squares Challenge | Autumn Canopy

Life of B – Squares Photo Challenge – #TreeSquare

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.”

~Albert Camus

The Squares Challenge | At the Foot of the Tree

The Life of B – Squares Photo Challenge – #TreeSquares

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. 

Is there anything Google doesn’t know?  😉

Autumn Leaves

Red autumn leaves scattered around the base of a tree

October’s the month
When the smallest breeze
Gives us a shower
Of autumn leaves.
Bonfires and pumpkins,
Leaves sailing down —
October is red
And golden and brown.
~Author unknown