Photography by Ian Cameron
Seasonal Overlap, Blairs Loch, Moray, Scotland, wet, snow, russet, brown, leaves, autumnal, marcessence, white, cold  photo

Seasonal Overlap   Blairs Loch, Moray, Scotland

Early wet snow clings to the branches and left over russet brown leaves of a Beech tree that refuses to shed its Autumnal gown.  This is a common phenomenom with beech trees a process known as marcessence.  The leaves can make it all the way through to next Spring even during the winter gales.  Photographically it does add a wonderful dash of warmth to the cold blue shadows and monochromatic white of fresh snow.

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