Continuing the Autumn theme, this post features images of my sumach tree. The leaves turn the most gorgeous shades of orange, red and even pink at this time of year. As the tree catches the last rays of sun to leave my garden, it is a popular spot with the garden’s minibeasts too.
A few days ago, I featured a tiny green spider which I misidentified as the cucumber green orb spider. I really should stop trying to identify minibeasts because I get it wrong oftener than I get it right! I now think that little critter was nigma walckenaeri. Oh well. I am, therefore not even going to try to identify this little gem of a spider crouching under a sumach leaf. Any spider experts out there, by all means chip in! Suffice it to say it’s a pretty little thing, for a spider.
Here it is again, toning in rather nicely with its colourful surroundings. I was trying to get under the tree to photograph the little fellow when an altogether more conventionally beautiful surprise visitor alighted on another leaf.
This delight is a ‘small copper’. I have never seen one of these in my garden before. It rested for a few seconds, just time for me to get a couple of hasty grab-shots.
What a beauty, its colours perfect for Autumn! Seeing it quite made my day.
I was planning to fell this tree as it is in the wrong place for all sorts of reasons. It has made tons of small sumachs which I can plant in a better place. But, after all this colour and buggy action, to fell it seems rather ungrateful, doesn’t it?
These images are wonderful; your vision always inspires me.
Thanks, Gary. That means a lot to me.
Very much enjoying this blog , and the many images Rachael ;0)
Thanks, Andy! That means a lot.
I know what you mean, I hate to move anything if it’s doing just fine where it is. Great spider pic!
Thanks, Eleenie. The sumach has been reprieved 🙂
Beautiful photos, autumn brings so many nice colors
Thank you. It does indeed.
The colours are wonderful. Your little green spider would be a great subject for a Disney movie, his eyes make him look angry that you are disturbing him.
He does look a little cross. I think he’s a bit fed up with me as I go out take pictures of him almost every day.
Beautiful photos, Rachael! You’ve really showcased the wonderful colors of the season 🙂
Thanks, Gracie. Glad you like them 🙂
The colors of this season make me love it even as the days get so much shorter….
Me too, although I am really a summer girl 🙂
Beautiful palette and seasonal captures with an original twist.
Thank you, Mike. 🙂
Absolutely stunning photos. You do such a beautiful job capturing these.
Thank you 🙂
Amazing colours and such beautiful light captured! I have never seen autumn so damn colourful.
Thanks, Jaina 🙂
Just as an experiment, I walked around the room, glancing back at that beady-eyed spider. And I can conclude that yes, it’s like those portraits where the eyes just seem to follow you wherever you go…
He he. It is rather mesmeric.
Great muted colours Rachael..
Thank you 🙂