Japanese Maple Tree – FOTD ā€“ 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!

Categories: Autumn, Cee's Photo Challenge, Flower of the day, foliage, Gallery, leafing, Photography

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31 replies

  1. Japanese maples are beautiful! Yours are brighter than the ones I’ve seen around here, which tend to turn a dark red, almost a red wine color.


  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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  3. 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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    • 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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  4. They are so incredibly beautiful, aren’t they? The colour!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your pictures are perfection too!


  5. Oh what beautiful leaves and colors. šŸ˜€ šŸ˜€


  6. Lovely colour in those Japanese Maples.


  7. You got your own little bit of real Autumn (Unreal Autumn??) Yaayyyy. šŸ™‚

    That fuchsia colour in the leaves is amAzing! šŸ™‚


  8. I love this shade of Maples very much šŸ™‚


  9. Fabulous colours. I love Japanese Maples. I have two, standard and weeping variety but they are both babies only a couple of years old.


  10. I always marvel at the colors on Japanese maples- nothing like them. Stunning


  11. A marvelous spirit-lifting tree. Those colours!


  12. Looks good. I have something similar in my garden, but smaller and it loses its leaves in Autumn


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