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New England Asters. September 27, 2011

Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.
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Just as the local goldenrod fades to golden brown, the New England asters kick it down for a little late-summer color:

Our local asters come in a variety of colors including some wonderfully prolific lavender and white ones, but this intensely magenta variation really floats my boat.

Another seasonal standout, albeit  invasive to some degree, is the Virginia creeper which has gotten overly comfortable in these parts:

Its intense autumn reds nearly pardon it for smothering its host trees, as it did to this little specimen in Windsor.

Thanks to Elliot for his fine work, most evident in the first shot, where there’s good depth-of-field despite the stiff breezes of the season.

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1. lisahgolden - September 28, 2011

Such glorious colors!

2. littlebangtheory - September 28, 2011

Yeah, they’re intense, aren’t they? Kind of a nice treat in the doldrums of late Summer, trending toward autumn. Thanks for liking them!

3. susan - September 29, 2011

Thanks for the identification of the autumn asters. We’ve got white and blue ones around here so the magenta was a neat surprise.

4. littlebangtheory - September 29, 2011

Susan, the types we see most around here are New England asters, New York asters and white asters. The former two types come in a continuum of color variations and I’m not really sure how to tell them apart… so I just guessed! 😦


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