Win tickets to see the smash hit musical Mamma Mia at the Roanoke Civic Center. Two winners will each receive four tickets!
Shot by Dan Sunday on Grandin Road near All Sports Cafe
View our commenting policy and standards | Commenting FAQ | Report a problem
Dan, I love your photos. Why not once in a while let us guess the location? Could be fun I think.
Speaking of foliage, why is it that two trees, planted at the same time,only 20 or so feet apart, both pin oakes, shed leaves at such a different rate? I have one almost bare, while the other has well over 50% of its leaves left.
No open thread today?
david: what triggers a particular tree to change and drop its leaves is a complex physiological process involving a lot of environmental triggers. Truthfully, there could be 50 different reasons why that’s happened with your trees. Once the leaves have fully turned and are ready to fall away, it’s only a matter of which tree takes the most direct hit from the prevailing winds.
Simplest explanation is genetic differences between the trees. If the trees grew from seeds they will have different genes. They will react differently to the changing seasons. Grafted trees are clones so they have identical genes.
Great photo Dan!
Name is required
A valid email is required (email@example.com)
Comment is required
Your email address will not be published.All fields are required to comment.
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 05:12:38 +0000
Metro Columnist Dan Casey knows a little bit about a lot of things but not a heck of a lot about most things. That doesn't keep him from writing about them, however. So keep him honest!
He welcomes your rants, raves and considered opinions, so long as the language is civil (i.e. no four-letter words). He'll read all your posts and may or may not respond.