Featured: Sweetgum foliage and balls, with colors like strawberry rhubarb pie
Featured November 15
Featuring foliage and seed head (gum ball) of a sweetgum tree.
(If the title seems a bit far fetched, it was chosen to fit with this year's Fall gallery theme - Flavors of Fall, in which I associate some of the fall colors with recognizable colors of food and drink.)
University of Michigan Central Campus, Ann Arbor
Taken November 6, 2016 (D310-2016 )
I had a Sweetgum tree at the house where I lived before Bill and I got married. I lived there for 15 years, and I watched my Sweetgum tree grow tremendously over the years. I always loved the colors of the leaves in the Fall. What I didn't like was the little "gum" balls that fall in the Fall. I can't tell you how many times I've stepped on those little buggers in my bare feet. I think my neighbors always laughed when they heard my "choice" words, and watched me jumping around on one foot. Great photo - love this.