Thursday, October 20, 2011

Japanese Zelkova

Japanese Zelkova by vickylw
Japanese Zelkova, a photo by vickylw on Flickr.
One more in my studying Autumn leaves in this very dry year ---

We planted this tree several years ago after loosing two Chinese Elms. Because it is near a busy street, we chose this for it's growth characteristics --- The first few years, all growth is upward only. Then, when it's well above the traffic height, it spreads out to form a great shade tree.

Normally the leaves are brighter green, then turning color about now. But these are curling up and drying on the tree with a weird whitish cast.


  1. So sorry about the drought Vicky. Odd how some of us had too much rain this year and others not enough. But I guess that's just Mother Nature keeping us on our toes. Your sketch is lovely.

  2. Thank you, Paula! It really has been a strange weather year. Just another of nature's cycles, I suppose.


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