Sunday, November 13, 2011

First Freeze of Fall

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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.



4 comments:

GrafixMuse said...

Such a beautiful maple tree. Most of our maple trees have dropped their leaves buy now. My childhood home had several 100-year-old sugar maple trees lined up in front of our house. They provided shade in the summer and a magnificent burst of color in fall.

Kris said...

100 year old sugar maples, that must have been awesome. Sugar maples are my favorite, but they don't grow in our climate down here so I have to settle for red maples.

Crafty Cristy said...

Keep dreaming. You never know when dreams will come true. Dreams help us set goals.

Kris said...

Yep, you never know. :)