Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Wordless Wednesday: Japanese Maple



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22 comments:

The Ridge School said...

Those are some of my favorites, especially in the fall.

DebMc said...

Oh, I love Japanese Maples, but I don't have a suitable place to grow one. Too much sun...maybe someday when my trees get bigger....

Enjoy yours.

GBK Gwyneth said...

Beautiful! I love those trees. We had planted one at our old house, and I so wanted to bring it with us, but it had gotten too big. We have a nice little one here, and I'm thinking of planting another as soon as my week from h*ll is over.

Kat said...

I love that they look like fall year round! I took these last night. Ours is a dwarf - but there are some huge ones in our neighborhood. This one sits to the right of the path leading to the woods...and I was thinking of getting a match for the other side...but the prices for another...ummm...I think it'll be a loner for a while!

Heather said...

You need to frame the second picture. That's gorgeous! Yeah...we live in a new neighborhood with NO trees. Good times.

Lorna said...

This is so elegant that I want to put it in a salad!

SKELLER said...

Hey Lady, that's some nice dof (depth of focus) you've got going there!! :-)

Happy WW!

Meliss said...

Oooh! I love the second picture especially! What gorgeous feathery leaves!

Rhea said...

Beautiful colors on that tree! I want one in my yard. Pretty!

BTW, like your new award on the side! Don't forget to collect the one you got for visiting and commenting on my birthday. (the cute puppy award.)

Kat said...

Heather-- no trees? A lot of the new neighborhoods here are lacking them as well. Or they leave the scraggliest looking pine. Apparently some people prefer the treeless areas - especially those that have been through tornados.

We have a large lot...with both a yard and trees. It's a great combo.

Lorna-- A salad? I think I'll stick to romaine :-)

Susan--Thank you much! I got this cheapo macro attachment for my camera and was just playing with it. I so need a class...

Kat said...

Meliss - Thanks - Japanese Maples just lend themselves to beauty. We just moved in a year ago...and the people before us didn't plant much that blooms. So being envious of everyone else's spring pictures...I just had to make do with what I have...which is a gorgeous Japanese Maple...and then I need to work on planting for next year :-)

Kat said...

Rhea--do Japanese maples grow where you are? What I love about Texas...that you don't find around here is Live Oak. They are so pretty...but I don't think our climate works for them or I'd want one in my yard, too. That and blue bonnets.

Isn't that new award cool!? Didn't you tag someone who hadn't been tagged before? If so...you need to snag it and post it on your blog too. You are getting a lot of "bling" lately! I do need to get the "awesome" award from your site. I actually got it yesterday...but I am not sure where on the computer I stuck it! :-)

Paige said...

I love japanese maples, thanks for sharing the picture!

Margarete said...

Such a beautiful color.

LisaWA said...

I love this tree... its so pretty....

The Bonsai tree in my picture is actulally a Japanese Larch. Date of Origin is 1950. I think... I had a hard time reading the date...

Happy WW~ Im finally up... I have been sick (if you KWIM) since 6:00 this morning! yuck...

Brittney said...

Beautiful color! They are lovely trees, aren't they?!

Brittney

Debbie said...

WOW! Those pics are gorgeous! What kind of camera do you have???

Kat said...

Paige, Margarete, and Brittney -- Thanks so much for stopping by. I do love my Japanese maple!

Lisa--I am so sorry that you have been sick! Did the day of rest help?

Debbie-- I have the "big" camera - I have a digital slr - Canon Rebel - that I mostly set on automatic because I don't know how to use it! I need a class! And I bought a macro lense - and that is what I was playing with. Most fish eye lenses are $1500ish...well...this was a $25 attachement that I bought at Amazon...it's not the same...but it made for some very cool pictures.

Rhea said...

How's that Japanese Maple doing?

Karen said...

You mean, you actually has a Wordless Wednesday that was wordless??? :-)

Kori said...

Wow something WOrdless from you?

You know I love the japanese Maple. It is one of my favorites.

Kori said...

That and the silver leave is awesome.