Virginia Creeper and Spruce Trunk

Daily Image - 5 October 2011 - Virginia Creeper and Spruce Trunk

The Virginia Creeper, Parthenocissus quinquefolia, is native to eastern North America. Although it is an invasive plant, it is often used on buildings to provide shade and cooling. Unlike some destructive plants, Virginia Creeper adheres by disks rather than roots so it does not disturb masonry. When it grows on other plantings like trees and shrubs, the shade it causes can kill the underlying plant. This patch of wild Virginia Creeper is growing out of the ditch, over the rocks and up a Spruce trunk on the other side of the road from my house.

Sony A-900 – Tamron 70-200mm – f 2.8 – 70mm – ISO 200 – f11 – 1/10.


About gerrycurry

Gerry Curry was educated at Toronto’s Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology, where he received a diploma in Fine Arts - Photography. Gerry is a certified Apple Computer Systems Engineer by profession and as an independent consultant has worked with the graphic arts and pre-press industry, both in south-western Ontario and Nova Scotia, Canada, for over 26 years. He has been at the forefront of digital imaging from its inception. Gerry teaches primary computer systems maintenance, advanced colour calibration and colour management courses for graphic design, digital fine art and photography students as well as professionals. For several years, in the 80's he was an annual guest lecturer on user-based computer maintenance at the Rochester Institute of Technology - College of Imaging Arts and Sciences. Gerry now lives on the southwestern tip of Nova Scotia, close to Yarmouth, where he shares 30 acres close to the sea with his wife Nancy and their English and Welsh Springer Spaniels. Gerry enjoys tinkering with computers, working his dogs, flyfishing, writing and of course, photography.
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