Liz – Here is the Golden Spirit smoke tree in my front garden in Lexington, Kentucky.
The photos were taken late afternoon a few days ago, and as you see it’s now dropped all its leaves exposing the bare limbs.
It appears to be pitching towards the west even though that’s where the prevailing, and strongest, winds come from.
As an aside I recently saw an item on the BBC World News about bio-filters using moss to help filter pollutants.
Here is the moss around the base of my tree.
Mike – The sweet chestnut in the local park which I’m following has still got plenty of leaves but they’re now various shades of yellow and brown so are likely to drop soon.
Have a good weekend, and take care!