Point State Park Fountain

Seen from Mount Washington.

Camera: Konica-Minolta DiMAGE Z3.

The Many Colors of the Sweetgum

No tree celebrates fall more enthusiastically than Liquidambar styraciflua, the North American sweetgum. Pittsburgh is a little north of its native range, but it has been adopted everywhere as a favorite urban planting. In the fall, its leaves turn every color of which autumn leaves are capable, all on the same tree—from bright yellow to the deepest eggplant purple.

Camera: Konica-Minolta DiMAGE Z3.

Spooky Old Tree in Lebanon Church Cemetery

Every graveyard needs a tree like this.

Camera: Olympus E-20n.

Autumn Leaves and the Graham Monument, Allegheny Cemetery

No one seems to know who the sculptor was, but this 1890 portrait of mourning and consolation is one of the best things in the cemetery. The leaves help, of course.

Camera: Kodak EasyShare Z1485 IS.