Day 1: Portraits of Guilt
Recognize my friend here?
It's a somewhat attractive vine, or so I thought. I didn't see much of it growing up in New York City.
So when my kids were scouting around our back yard a few years ago, looking for the perfect tree in which to build a treehouse, I didn't see any reason why the big (in truth, huge) maple out there wasn't a fine choice.
Later on, the itchy blisters, huge and about to burst, bubbled up and I became better acquainted with Rhus Tox.
Not a friend at all.
We abandoned the maple and moved on to their second choice.
And the hardy New Englanders around me taught me the simplest of childhood rhymes: "Leaves of three, let it be".
Now you tell me.
9/1/2014 11:03:59 am
This is beautiful. Please tell me you spent more than sixty minutes on it.
9/2/2014 04:32:38 pm
In all, two hours. But I decided to relax a bit on the holiday. Day 2 took one hour, exactly!
Margaret... lovely leaves. Look forward to seeing more of your posts for 30 in 30.
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9/1/2014 08:00:10 pm
Beautiful colours and shapes!
9/1/2014 10:03:16 pm
You've done a nice job with this, Margaret. The colors are wonderful and the patterns of the leaves make a nice composition. I never would have though to look to this motif and am very glad you showed what can be done!
9/2/2014 11:54:08 am
It sure is one of the most beautiful plants in the fall, isn't it? And I love your version...
9/2/2014 01:23:09 pm
It's beautiful, wonderful color and so nice and loose. I love your idea of the hour limit.
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