OH GLORIOUS JAPANESE MAPLE – Marilyn Armstrong

Japanese Maple Tree – FOTD – November 8, 2018


When all the other maple trees are bare and almost all of the oak leaves have fallen, suddenly, my Japanese maple tree lit up like a neon sign.

I have had this tree since I brought it home from Maryland in a bucket. It was not even a foot tall. Now it’s about 20-feet tall, though it still needs a bit of support. It usually turns red in the fall — but not like this.

This was neon sign nightclub light flashing colors. I not only didn’t add saturation to the pictures. I actually reduced it a bit because it was a bit blinding.

We’re supposed to have another not rainy day tomorrow, so maybe I’ll take more pictures!

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. Retired! Yay!

31 thoughts on “OH GLORIOUS JAPANESE MAPLE – Marilyn Armstrong”

    1. Amazing and unreal. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a tree with all those colors. I love the combination of the dark red, yellow and the fuchsia with a bit of sky. But it’s really hard to get texture when the color is that intense. I reduced saturation and light in some of them so I could get a hint of texture.

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  1. Simply stunning! Thanks for sharing with those of us who got a brownish grey with maybe a little gold in our leaves affair. Those fire bushes were the saving grace, they turn roughly the shade of your maple, but otherwise…bleah and bland was Utah’s Autumn colors…maybe it’s mourning yet another – however long – of red politics hereabouts and thinks that’s enough red for anybody.

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    1. I think it was the extremely windy, warm, and wet weather. Now it’s cold and we’ve had two whole days of sun, but rain tomorrow. Winter wouldn’t end, then summer wouldn’t end either and the storms. The tree was a glorious surprise. I needed that.

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  2. That is the single thing I missed most when I left Canada – those magic wonderful maple trees. For years and years to come I always had one or two Japanese Maple Trees in pots for my private joy…. and in rememberance of those Canadian maples.

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