Saturday, 29 January 2011

Colour from the Season - Horse Chestnut leaf red

More Horse Chestnut - the trees here in Devon are stunted by winds and altitude, but in Bath where it is sheltered (and where I grew up), they are comparative giants.  We used to strip the leaves to their skeletons trying to keep the whole palmate of leaves intact. These leaves were on the ground, a couple of days ago and I liked their rich red brown colouring...

...from my seasonal colour sample notebook