I’m glad we took Stacy Borden’s advice in 2005 and planted a black gum, or tupelo tree, (Nyssa sylvatica) in the backyard. I like it for several reasons, however I especially like its consistent fall color.
White ash trees (Fraxinus americana) are now at peak color in Lexington. They are easy to spot with their striking and subtle shades of greens, golds, purples, and reds. I’m enjoying them all immensely. However, my favorite one is in our front yard. The best view is from the upstairs computer room, and sights like this have been a great way to start the day.
This post is in response to recent questions about my photography equipment. Technology is not my strong suit, so I tend to keep my equipment simple. My primary camera is a Canon Rebel XSi. It’s lightweight, just over a pound, which was a big reason for my choice.