Thursday, November 30, 2006

A Walk in the Park

I had two appointments this morning, by chance both on opposite sides of one of Milan's big central parks. The first one finished earlier than I expected, and I found myself with forty five minutes to kill. It was a glorious day - about fifteen degrees, bright sunshine and a clear blue sky, and instead of jumping on the tram as I'd planned, I decided to walk through the park.

I knew the trees were going to be stupendous even before I got inside, and I wasn't disappointed. Of course, I didn't have my camera with me, but I rushed around picking up leaves (good job I didn't have to open my briefcase when I got to my next client) for the scanner. Yes, I know I'd promised myself I wasn't going to spend any more time playing with the scanner when I should be working, but it was stronger than I was.

The yellow leaves are gingko - the tree I talked about in the last post. But I'm not sure about the others. Trees are not my strong point- I can manage the most common British ones but that's about all. The pointy one is perhaps some sort of maple? And the green and yellow ones are lime? But I give up on the red ones. They're about five inches long, and the ones that hadn't yet turned red were a bright orange colour. For some reason it didn't come out well on the scanner, so I excluded them from the pictures.


Anonymous said...

Excellent pics Sue. What camera do you use and what's the black background?

Sue Swift said...

Hi John -
No camera at all! They're done with the scanner. If you look back at the previous post Autumn, Trillium asked me much the same question, and there's an explanation there.
Glad you like them!

Petunia's Gardener said...

Love these scanned images. I don't have a scanner but now want one even more!

Sue Beesley said...

Sue, the ginkgo leaves are gorgeous. I'm going to have to have a go with that. In the meantime, I'm going to post a link to your scanner pictures as I think they are superb. Best wishes.

Muriel said...

These pics are gorgeous!! Scanning is an excellent idea!!

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