An earlier page of this essay showed trees in Glencoe along the Glencoe Road on my first full day on the island, when some of them were already sporting bright reds. I visited this area quite frequently during my stay; this page presents some additional views of other trees there on a couple of days when I had time to stop to capture them.
I stopped for the beautiful red tree in photo #1, just beyond the MacLeod Settlement Road, on my way north to Margaree Forks for the dance at Southwest Margaree on the second Friday of the festival; this was one of the few spots I saw under reasonable sun that day, and the colours on this tree were superb.
Photo #2 is a dead-on view of the leaves on the tree seen in photo #1. The green leaves in the brush at the base of the tree are intermixed with the reds of the tree, making for a mixture that seems very Christmassy in spirit. What marvellous colours even in the absence of direct sun!
Photos #3 and 4 are close-up views of a stunning red tree a bit further east along the Glencoe Road that was taken five days earlier than the first two photos on this page; a few leaves still show some chlorophyll, but the bulk of them are red. And what beautiful, vivid reds! The breeze was moving the leaves, sometimes enough to bend them so their backs were showing, so each of the several shots I took of this tree is unique.