Festival of leaves – week 2 – Sycamore tree leaves

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Today I’m taking part in the photo challenge called Festival of Leaves (this is week 2). You can view my contribution to week 1 here. You can click on each photo for a larger view. If you like what you see, I encourage you to subscribe so you can enjoy the new photos I post a few times a week.

We have a lot of Sycamore trees in San Diego. And I mean, A LOT. They are quite resilient to our ongoing drought, as they let their leaves shrivel up when they run out of water in the heat of summer, preserving their energy for better times. The Sycamore tree leaves turn yellow then brown in the fall, not too exciting to photograph as is. But if you photograph the tree from underneath on a sunny day, you can play with the sunlight to get more interesting leaf colors. Here are a few shots of Sycamore tree leaves that are barely turning yellow and brown at this point.

Festival of leaves - week 2 - Sycamore tree
Festival of leaves – week 2 – Sycamore tree

Getting closer…

Festival of leaves - week 2 - Sycamore tree leaves
Festival of leaves – week 2 – Sycamore tree leaves

Bingo! Some nice yellow and brown Sycamore leaves for you.

Sycamore tree leaves in the fall in San Diego
Sycamore tree leaves in the fall in San Diego

6 thoughts on “Festival of leaves – week 2 – Sycamore tree leaves

  1. Wonderful pictures! I especially enjoy the contrast between the orange and yellow and the blue sky. Thanks so much for taking part and sharing your great pictures! See you again next week! 😉

    • Thank you for your kind comments. Fall in San Diego is quite different from the rest of the country, so it’s fun to share what things look like in my neck of the woods.

  2. Love that last one with the vibrant yellow and blue! Once when I was little, my dad took me around to show me how to identify all the different trees. I mostly remember the sycamore because he said the way to remember that one is that the trunk looks sick. 🙂

    • Haha, that’s very true! I was reading about that last night, and I found out it looks like that because the tree bark doesn’t grow like on other trees. It breaks instead as the trunk gets larger, and gives that sickly look to the tree.

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