I found this huge old American Beech (Fagus grandifolia) along the Rhododendron Trail at Susquehannock State Park. It was covered in lichens and fungi and surrounded by ferns. I wonder how old it is and how much history it’s seen.
An invasive species is any living thing that did not evolve in it’s current location. Invasive plants can cause harm to the environment by crowding out native species. They can also be beautiful. The shapes and colors of the flowers catch my eye. Enjoy the photos that I have taken of some invasive plants, but do not plant them in your garden.
I’ve been attracted to the shadows of tree on sidewalks and houses lately. On a recent city walk with my camera I took lots of photos of these shadows.
I had been slacking on taking my daily walk. So I decided that today was the day I would get back in the habit. Although it was chilly and overcast, I headed down to a local park with my camera. While I usually prefer to take photos in sunlight, the flat lighting and saturated colors of an overcast day lend a different mood to the scenery.
I’ve been spending a lot of time in my local park lately. It’s so beautiful in spring with all the flowers blooming. To take these photos I used the aperture priority setting on my camera. I set the aperture to a wide opening (small number) to blur the background behind the flowers.