MAPLE GIFT

our japanese red maple last week at the peak of color ~ we had a couple of really windy days and now the leaves are gone!

frontyardmaple 1underneathmaple 2

this weekend

stay strong
be vibrant
enjoy a breeze

like the tree

23 comments:

Liss said...

I love the colour of these trees. I wanted one in my back garden but the grow to big for the area I wanted it to go.
Ly.
These photos highlight the vibrancy of the leaves wonderful

Busymomma66 said...

Beautiful colors. I too want one for my yard, I have a small yard--so it'll do just nicely.

Jewels said...

Nice color. We have one out front that makes me want to eat a big delicious piece of red velvet cake in the fall :)

Jennifer said...

My favorite tree ever.
The shape of the leaves, the colors. gorgeous!

Gayle said...

I think that our Japanese Maple is my favorite tree. They are so beautiful. You've captured the beauty so well!

Was the concert last night? How was it?

ELK said...

the childrens program was so much fun cameras flashing ~ not one crying kid ...lots of joy glad it is over woo hoo!

Beth said...

love these colors...and miss them so much already as "white" has taken over here....granted, many shades of white, but still not as pretty as these.....

MedaM said...

I really enjoyed this series of leaves photos as well as its beautiful red colour!

Claire said...

the red is that beautiful red that i love to see when it is painted on a front door... welcoming, happy, cheerful.

Jane said...

Love the color!
In the summer months, I indulge in a hobby called Flower Pounding or Petal Pounding. It involves using masking tape to secure the flower, leaf, etc to a piece of fabric, turning the fabric over and pounding. The Japanese maple is my most favorite of all things to "pound"! You should try it!
~jane

spread your wings said...

i love red maple trees. i love red
the leaves on my red maple have all turned cripsy but still hanging on.

Jean M Fogle said...

Our japanese maples are always the most beautiful of our fall trees, one variety stays green then turns orange and red .
Nice pics!
I see you have added me to your list of woman photographers!
thanks
Jean

AscenderRisesAbove said...

very pretty... and i like those stars below too. very nice. oh and the chain link fence... and the one with the dog; both of them in fact. :-)

Toni said...

I repeat what everyone else has said - love, love, love the color! Today we have fog and snow - and a company Christmas party tonight.

Mom in Jamaica said...

How is it you can inspire me and yet bring me peace and sweet memories all on the same page of pictures. Hmmm, nature is the best canvas, the toys of children are the inspiration of the future, Sam the ever sweet muse of serenity and the hint of holidays to come - what more could there be? Oh I have no doubt your will find it!

Elizabeth said...

I just love those reds.

and now I want red velvet cake too, LOL.

I think we have a storm blowing in so it may be very breezy!

kath said...

Red no gray in today's post.
As always, beautiful.

gnubee said...

I had one of these in my front yard growing up, have always loved the vibrant colors.

Have a great weekend!

MaryAnn Ashley said...

Amazing... what beautiful red.

Chris said...

Beautiful, especially that last shot. The colors are so vivid too. :)

J and Z said...

gorgeous!!!

JUST ME said...

What a wonderful tree you have here. In MO we had one just like it and we loved it. Wish I could of brought it with me when we moved to IL.

Peace to you!

Angelica

Relyn said...

There is nothing like maple trees. Such gorgeous images you captured.