A busy schedule led to no photos on Thursday or Friday and overcast skies ruled those two days, so it was no great loss. Saturday, the Festival’s last day, saw a sky covered with lots of white clouds that left some room for blue sky and the sun to shine through. Before departing for breakfast and the final concert at St Anns in the afternoon, I snapped a few photos behind my room at the Margaree Riverview Inn in the early morning light. The photos on this page were taken there.
Photo #1 looks at a lovely maple, partly changed and partly green, though changing. It displays a variegated set of colours from summer greens, to yellows, golds, oranges, and even some reds. What a lovely tree in the morning sunlight!
Photo #2 is a close-up at some of the bright red leaves on the tree in photo #1, with some of the gold leaves out of sharp focus in the background. Brilliance indeed!
Not all red-leafed trees are maples! I am, sadly, unversed in tree lore; my field guide to trees shows a fall photo in the identification section with red leaves similar to these in photo #3 on what it calls a “pin cherry”, also known as a “fire cherry” or a “bird cherry”, though its description in the back says that the leaves of this tree are bright yellow in autumn. If this identification be wrong, please let me know by writing to the contact address in the page footer below.
Photo #4 is a close-up of the leaves on the tree in photo #3. The tiny serrations and the veins in the leaves match those of the tree guide’s photo, but the top of the leaf where it joins the stem is sometimes notched rather than rounded as in the tree guide’s photo. Whatever its species in fact, it was some gorgeous this day!