“Red Leaves on Rocks” – Peterson Road, Maynooth

“Red Leaves on Rocks” - Peterson Road, Maynooth

“Where’d the days go, when all we did was play? And the stress that we were under wasn’t stress at all just a run and a jump into a harmless fall”
― Paolo Nutini

While travelling the Peterson Road outside of Maynooth, Ontario this past weekend, I stopped along the road to make some photos of a roadside lake, a swamp, and some local wildflowers.

As I stood on the roadside, a flash of red caught my eye and I looked down to see this bright red vine, clinging to rocks along the road. It seems strange to see what would typically be fall colours at this time of year, but it has been extremely hot and dry here this year and some plants respond to stress in their own unique fashion. This one displayed its stress by turning bright red. That bright colour against the granite boulders made for a nice composition, in my mind.

It looks like this plant has been growing here for a few years, as you can see several dead tendrils in the background.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
 @ 200 mm
1/160 sec, f/6.3, ISO 200

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