Cedar Lake – Late Fall

Daily Image - 18 November 2011 - Cedar Lake - Late Fall

Cedar Lake has, like much of Southwest Nova Scotia, been overrun by vast patches of highly invasive Japanese Knotweed. This plant was imported as a decorative garden plant, but quickly got out of control and has been spreading in the wild profusely ever since. I must admit however, that there are certain phases throughout the year when it can be very attractive, and this final, dying stage, as the leaves and stems turn a magnificent rusty red, is one of them.

Sony A-900 – Sigma 24-70mm – f 2.8 – 24mm – ISO 400 – f11 – 1/90.


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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One Response to Cedar Lake – Late Fall

  1. Bridget says:

    Ireland too has been invaded by this pest. I hate it…it’s one of my biggest fears that this will arrive in my garden…there’s a patch not half a mile away. Even so I have to admit it is looking it’s best right now.

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