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Burgundy is fat

Lush and deep like many of the other leaves these days, this maple leaf — probably of a Norway maple (Acer platanoides) — has drunk its fill of claret and will soon find itself tumbling down.

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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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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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Maple magic wands

These¬†clusters of tiny flowers were emerging from tree buds like bouquets puffing out of a magician’s wand. On the right arm of the vertical Y branch, an ant¬†checks out the show. (No marker for this one, but it may be … Continue reading

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