In spite of record breaking high temperatures here in southern Ontario, the leaves are turning colour as usual and some are dropping off already. Our Black Walnut (aka American Walnut, Noyer noir, Juglans nigra) trees are shedding leaflets and leaves quickly and the White Walnuts (aka Butternut, Noyer cendré, Juglans cinerea) is all but bare.
The Gray Dogwood (aka Red-panicle Dogwood, Cornouiller à grappes, Cornus racemosa) leaves have turned a deep, red-violet while the panicles are bright red setting off the white berries.
I tried taking a photo of some of our Morning Glories this morning. I thought the Maple trees in the background would set them off. My initial try demonstrated my need for a tripod for a clear photo. Then I looked at the photo again and decided it had artistic merit. Here it is:
Here is a second try with a tripod. I think it too has some merit. I look forward to getting more autumn colour shots in the next few weeks.