Sunday, November 26, 2006

Amary Pattern

A real pattern? Have I found another real pattern?
I found these leaves when I was picking up Hannah from school. A maple tree in the schoolyard. We don't get many maple trees around here. Only garden ones - not native.
I figure this is a breaking the repetition pattern.


Blogger Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Goregeous! Yes, both are patterns, real patterns, patterns with variation, excellent. It's a sweetgum, though, and not a maple! Liquidambar styraciflua.

November 26, 2006 1:06 PM  
Blogger moo said...

Oh liquidambar styraciflua!!! Well I never. Is it not even a relation to a maple? Did you have to look that up or did you know it by heart?

November 26, 2006 1:14 PM  
Blogger Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

NO, not related to a maple, but it does LOOK like a maple. Maples have opposite branching and Sweet gums have alternate.

I took semesters of Dendrology at the College of Forestry. But that was 40 years ago, so I don't remember it all.

November 27, 2006 11:22 AM  
Blogger valerie said...

wow dendrology...... it looked like a maple to me. we don't have sweetgums round here....

November 27, 2006 8:36 PM  
Blogger Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

the look a LOT alike, but are not. Very pretty though.

November 27, 2006 9:04 PM  

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