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Adjust seasoning

Sitting right on the thin line between autumn and winter, this newly fallen leaf (red maple, I think) rests on some of the first ice of the season. (Previous, sunnier posts about the Red maple and its amazing colors.)

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The Seven (or more) Samaras

Less than two weeks ago, the seed pods of this Red maple tree (I think) were still hanging on and in the pink. By now, though, most have taken flight and dimmed to a dusky brown.

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Maple blaze

I think this is another Red maple (Acer rubrum). At or very near its autumnal peak, it warms the sky with soft flames of rich fall color.

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Eyeing colors

This radiant branch, I think of Red maple (acer rubrum), was hanging low over a creek. Sun rays passed through its leaves at just the right angle to create a psychotropic prism of colors.

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