Trees & leaves.

Rhodendron flowers in Drum Manor provide a spectacular carpet when they fall.
Drum Manor.This beautiful avenue of beeches is hard to pass through without taking a photo.
A 200 year old Killymoon oak looks every inch a monarch in February evening sunlight.
Ballinderry valley at one time boasted a great oak-wood, now largely gone. The oldest oak in N.Ireland -’The Drummond Oak’ is still impressive on a steep bank along the river not far from Killymoon.
Larch cones in spring have beauty of form and colour.
Late October 2016- a fine autumn for colour, best I ever remember. Killymoon Castle - from Cabin Wood, Cookstown.
Silverweed on a gravel path at Lough Fea shows autumn colours.
Ash branch overhanging Ballinderry river in October
Autumn trees provide plenty of photographic opportunities, including the beauty in individual leaves. As summer turns to autumn, chlorophyll is no longer manufactured. Leaves are gradually cut off from minerals and chemicals as transpiration slows. Leaf chemicals change structure and colours alter. A spring and summer of struggle against fungi and small insects marks every leaf…the result….beautiful and endless colour combinations. Sycamore,maple and aspen are amongst the best.