Tuesday, May 5, 2009

CRIMSON MAPLE - Spring Colors

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        Although it looks like this photo was taken in the fall, it was actually taken on 5/02/09 (spring in my part of the world.)  This particular type of maple tree has red leaves in the spring. They usually look darker than this, but I took this photo at sunset when the tree was bathed in yellow light. The leaves will turn to a dark brownish green in a few weeks. When other leaves show bright red in the fall, this one turns more burgundy, then brown.  I have been told it is a Crimson King Maple by a tree specialist.

(photo & text ©2009, C.J. Peiffer)


Marie Reed said...

I did enlarge this photo to experience the full WOW of the red! Beautiful!

DrillerAA said...

I have one of these trees in my yard too, and just love it. It's not a large as the one in your photo though. Well done! Happy RT.

Auntie E said...

What a nice photo. I have a Japanese crimson Maple. come over and that a look. tell me what you think.

Anonymous said...

Hello CJ...You really have had some interesting life experiences with all of your jobs and your Peace Core work. I have to come back and look around more, but I have to say that I really enjoy the term 'visual pun'. That is so creative...This is a perfect post for RT and for Nature Notes. Thank you for participating in the meme, I really appreciate it.. Michelle

Carver said...

That's a beautiful tree. Great shot.

Jenners said...

I definitely would have thought this was a fall photo!

And thanks again for your great comments on my book blog ... your latest non-fiction comment was wonderful and gave me some great reading ideas! THANK YOU!