This Japanese Maple “Garnet” was one of the first trees (or plants of any kind) that I planted in our yard. I am very fond of it.
It was looking especially vibrant today, having just this week developed its Autumn color.
Since old man winter is predicted to make an appearance tomorrow – very low temperatures, but no snow – I thought that I would get some photos while the weather was nice.
It was very windy today, so despite the warm weather (almost 80 degrees F.) it was a challenge to get good pictures.
The one above is my favorite. I had to climb inside the tree to get it, which must have been quite a sight for my neighbors. The tree is a petite and delicate specimen and its tallest branch just brushes my ribcage.
But as they say, good things come in small packages.