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A temporarily colorful but always fearsome vine

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Most people rightly fear poison ivy, Toxicodendron radicans, which grows in multiple forms, including as a vine. Here it is in that form, and look how it’s climbed into the canopy of a tree. If you can suspend your animosity toward this plant, I think you’ll find its autumn yellow and orange attractive, especially in contrast to the sky’s bright blue behind them.

Today’s picture comes from the cool but obviously sunny morning of November 25th along Great Northern Blvd. in north-central Austin.

If you’re interested in photography as a craft, you’ll find that points 3, 5, 15, and 18 in About My Techniques are relevant to this photograph.

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

December 5, 2014 at 4:30 AM

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