Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Going Out in a Blaze of Glory


On cue, the charming Japanese maple in our yard is going out in a blaze of glory.

Two years ago, we added this gem to our landscape. We needed a specimen tree and chose this variety mainly to satisfy my husband's fixation on red foliage. Left to him, every plant in our yard and garden would have red or purple foliage.

A nice addition to the landscape year-round, admittedly, she packs a pretty powerful punch this time of year.


Yes, when most other deciduous trees stand naked and shivering in the November wind, this hot little number shimmies and shakes in her crimson crinoline, prolonging the fall we so dearly hold on to.


Make it a great day!

18 comments:

  1. She's definitely a hot little number!

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  2. I really want and NEED a Japanese maple. Yours is beautiful.

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  3. You Japanese maple truly is a blaze of glory!
    Barb

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  4. What color! What form! Simply divine!
    Joyce M

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  5. Beautiful !!

    Thanks for following...I am now following you, too. :)

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  6. Japanese Maples are some of my favorite trees ever. They are beautiful almost year round. I used to have tow of the dwarf varieties (I don't recall the proper name!) that flanked either side of the step leading up to our home...gorgeous! The color of the leaves is so stunning. Love your photos!

    Nancy

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  7. Great red foliage! We have several Japanese maples, but none have this vibrant a color! (Ours are kind a wimpy gold/orange.) Yours is gorgeous!

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  8. So very pretty! All our leaves are gone. I guess we need a Japanese maple to liven up the place!

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  9. I love Japanese Maples, and this one is certainly ablaze! Wow, how beautiful!

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  10. I just love Japanese Maples. Gorgeous!

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  11. Exquisite! Love the gorgeous color of Japanese Maples! Would love to have one! I have enjoyed my visit today to your blog and am happy to be your newest follower!
    Kathy

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  12. Gorgeous color! The Japanese Maple is one of my favorite trees, but I don't have one in my yard (I rent, otherwise I'd plant one!) Thank you for sharing and for your kind words on my own fall photos!
    Cindy

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  13. What a great looking little Japanese maple! Great shots of it too! We have one in our front yard that doesn't look nearly as vibrant and healthy :/

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  14. Beautiful tree! Love the brightly colored leaves!

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  15. I love Japanese Maples - you've got a beauty!

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