Today, I have not felt well so I thought taking some lovely fall pics might help. This one is the Western Redcedar. I have mentioned it, in the past, as my favorite tree. Just look at that beautiful mix of red and green!
This is one of the Flowering Dogwoods I have in my yard. I guess I didn't get it in this shot, but some of the leaves turn a pretty, soft reddish color as well as yellow. These leaves are SO pretty!! I love their growth pattern. And I look forward to seeing it bud and flower again in the spring!!
Here's the Vine Maple I have by my driveway. I have been waiting all fall to take a picture of its leaves turning RED. Come to find out, they don't turn red in the shade. They need lots of sunlight to turn red. The ones on campus are in the parking lots and are all bright red and beautiful. I must get a pic of them to post. But mine grows sandwiched between Redcedars and Douglas Firs so its in the shade. Its still pretty, though. The leaves are so cool! Quite a bit different from those of the Big Leaf Maple.
Big Leaf MapleYou can't really compare the leaves of the Vine Maple to the leaves of the Big Leaf Maple in THIS pic. But I took this pic because I love this view. This is the underside of the giant Maple I have in my front yard. It has lost some leaves so the branching pattern is clear and I think its beautiful! Plus, this pic shows how nice the tree looks as its leaves are turning. It also looks really cool in the winter without leaves so you can look forward to seeing a few winter pics of it this year.
Maple LeavesAnd here we have my front yard under the Maple. Of course, grass hardly grows because of those giant leaves that shade it all summer long. Hopefully, I'll feel better tomorrow and can rake! Did you see how many leaves are about to fall? If I don't rake soon I'll be in real trouble. Gotta compost those! (And that's my sweet little thing, Kitty Kat, in the pic. She's my baby. :) Its rare that I catch her on camera!)