06 December 2010 @ 11:04 am
The last colors of fall  

Japanese maple

Early December is technically still autumn, but it always felt like winter in Colorado. Here in Virginia there are still a few colorful leaves on the trees, mostly due to the gorgeous Japanese maples that are sprinkled throughout town. This one in my parents' front yard keeps me craving pumpkin soup and apple cider. Its bold red color is also a great transition to Christmastime, making the Japanese maple the perfect early December tree!
 
 
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enter_san_man on December 8th, 2010 02:57 am (UTC)
I love Japanese Maples. We had one in our yard, but last year's frigid winter killed it. We kept hoping it would magically come back during the summer, but we finally cut it down a few months ago. *sniff*
charlottegeary on December 8th, 2010 03:22 am (UTC)
Oh how sad! Such a loss :(