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This weekend brought the first freeze in my area. It was a hard enough freeze that it wiped out what was left of my peppers, tomatoes, and lima beans. According to my charts, there was a 50/50 chance of a first freeze coming before December so I can't complain. I wish it would have waited a few more weeks, but I guess that is the life of a gardener.
While out in my backyard, I noticed my red maple was in all its glory changing colors so I decided to snap a few pictures of it. I believe this particular variety is an Autumn Flame Red Maple. I planted it about 7 years ago and it always has the best colors of all my red maples. Its leaves take on awesome shades of orange and red which is more like a sugar maple than a red maple.
In my dream house, I imagine living on acres and acres of land with a long winding driveway leading up to my house. I see both sides of the driveway lined with these trees, what a wonderful sight that would be to come home to every day. One day, if only in my dreams.