Japanese maple (Acer palmatum) after the rain on Sunday. The colors were so rich.
“The Japanese word “momiji” is sometimes applied to this tree in its native land. The word is said to have two meanings, both of them appropriate for the description of this wonderful tree: “baby’s hands” and “becomes crimson leaves.” Arbor Day Foundation website
December first- I got in my daughter’s car and found another Leaf on the windshield today.
I took a photo of it and said “ another leaf but with blue sky today.”
When we got where we were going (Worthington OH) Charlie (4) said
“I’ve got a Leaf on my window. I want to take a picture.”
Photo by grandson Charlie.
The Tulip Tree out front was slow to change color this year. Liriodendron is in the Magnolia family
l’m told they grow up to sixty feet tall, which I probably won’t see, but it’s a lovely tree.
I lost my 90+ year old Sycamore in 2002. I’d gotten a second opinion that it had to be taken down. a living thing that had come to the end of its life. I filled out a request for a new tree and the city planted this one.
It’s growing straight up it seems to me. The sky was blue today and made a perfect backdrop for the changing leaves.
The tree today
The tree on Tuesday
Lovely shaped leaves two weeks ago.