leaves return

shadows
to sing.whisper.shade.crackle.flutter
dancing japanese maple
to dance.stretch.breath.hide.fly.humble
up
to shine.float.support.grow.inspire

26 comments:

Georgia B. said...

wonderful colors.
they almost look autumn-like.
it's so nice to see leaves again!

(ps—your Shelter shot was so neat. again—beautiful colors.)

MedaM said...

Playing of colors and ligh! Just beautiful!

Sharon said...

Oh I miss the japanese maples!

I love the lighting on the first photos. Great captures!

Mrs. E said...

What a great tree! (I need one of those.) Your pictures are beautiful!

Liss said...

I was thrown by the red leaves at first as it is spring in your neck of the woods.

I then it hit me Japanese Maple. Beautiful Tree.

ELK said...

yes these trees have the red leaves no matter the season..such a contrast to all the green leaves.

Marcie said...

The color and light is stunning! So nice to see spring!!!!

Jennifer said...

I love Japanese maples. If you say that is in your yard, I am officially TOTALLY envious of your garden.
Very pretty.

beth said...

oh, how I love me a japanese maple....
the most gorgeous ones we had were in our yard in indiana...
here in wisconsin I don't have one...is it too cold here for them ?

ELK said...

beth I am not sure...there are so many different types of JM that I would think that someone has found a way
...
elk

Claire said...

i exchanged autumn for spring. it is good to be back here with you.

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

I'm still waiting for my dogwood to bloom! Our weather just keeps going back and forth......it is quickly wearing out its welcome!

MaryAnn Ashley said...

It's great to see the leaves on this end too... their colors welcoming.

Sue said...

Japanese maples are such beautiful trees; the leaves stunning.

Nice tribute to the beauty of the JM; the last image is my favorite, but each is nice.

Kimmie said...

Oh my goodness - it just takes my breath away - what a miracle :)

Lori Saul said...

What wonderful color in the yard! Foliage color is something a lot of people forget about when planting ( it's not just from flowers). Thanks for sharing your beautiful photographs!

kath said...

I cannot wait. The leaf buds are so small I have to squint and imagine that they are there .... htanks for these gorgeous images

Char said...

welcome leaves! :)

Gayle said...

These are so beautiful. It is wonderful to see leaves!

Jewels said...

Oh how beautifu!! Our Jap. maple is still bare :(

SE'LAH... said...

Whoo hoo !!!

Love the colour, the shade, everything about these. Makes me happy inside.

Thanks for sharing.

sherri said...

Such an array of colors...

Toni said...

Like some of the others, at first I thought you were bringing back some fall images, but then it dawned on me. Love the leaves of a Japanese maple. Beautiful shots, ELK.

vchelle said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos! I, too, thought of fall but then I said, No, its' Spring!! Yeah!! Girl, you have talent! Incredible!

spread your wings said...

i love this tree. so funny, i was going to post a photo yesterday that is so similar. i love the the japanese maple leaves in the spring. there's such a variety of color in them especially when the sun shines through.
I don't know if you remember Ts Jeep color (from a post long ago), but it was my car first and if asked to describe the color... it's the green of a new spring leaf from a japanese maple when the sun is shining through. isn't that crazy? but that's the color.

Jen said...

I was just admiring the japanese maples and their fury of color. Love it.