When I think of fall foliage, Black Walnuts aren’t typically a tree that often comes to mind. For starters, the trees start shedding leaves mid-summer so by the time other trees are peaking, the walnut is mostly bare. And the leaves that manage to hang on long enough to turn usually exhibit more of a yellow-brown than anything noteworthy. Nevertheless, the Black Walnut, which sprouts up like weeds around the farm, does in fact sometimes produce some fall eye-candy. Plus, let’s be honest, I am obsessed with trees so it’s difficult for me to find one that I don’t like for one reason or another.
Here is a large walnut on the farm that I often enjoy walking around. It’s not a particularly stellar photo, but for those of you who aren’t so keen on winter, at least it’s a little color to brighten your day!
35mm, f/8, 1/160 sec, ISO 800