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Possumhaw possibilities

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Possumhaw with Fruit 1875

Given the persistent overcast here recently, I’d been waiting for a sunny day to go out and exploit the photographic possibilities of a possumhaw tree. Yesterday morning my chance came and I took it. The scientific name Ilex decidua tells you that this holly is deciduous. That loss of leaves in winter makes it easy to see the clusters of fruit on the female trees and also easy for those red-orange fruits to contrast with the bright blue of the clear sky beyond them.

© 2018 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

January 10, 2018 at 4:48 AM

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