Virginia Creeper is festooned on a neighbor’s hemlock like a holiday garland, and just this past week it turned its characteristic bright, warm red. It’s considered a weed, but I find it essential to the autumn landscape because no other leaves are the same brilliance, and the berries feed birds and wildlife all winter.
Sometimes the scene is just visually stunning, especially with a little flash of angled late afternoon sun on that bright red Virginia Creeper. Love the peeling paint, the weathered wood, gentle dappled and reflected autumn light, cloudy windows and rusty chipping door hinge. Yet the creeper and the old garage have their own ways of fading into a new season: the plant flashes its brilliance before it fades after its one season of life, while the building fades though it gathers and carries memories from year to year.
Even though the autumn landscape is one big beautiful scene, this is one of my favorite iconic autumn photos for its contrasts and its focus on one small portion of the season. And that shade of red.
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“Red” prints are made in archival inks on Epson Silky Photo Paper, Cold Press Digital Giclee Paper or Artist Canvas.
Also, a print of this photo is part of my Autumn Nature & Wildlife Sampler Box which includes a matted print of an autumnal painting, greeting cards and handmade gift items for $35.00.
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