Saturday, November 14, 2009

Fall Fading Fast

Every year I promise myself that I will go the courtyard outside my window where I keep up with nature all through the school year and take some proper photos of a glorious Japanese maple. The autumn comes and races past me with school work, football games, and getting ready for holidays. (It is my Secret Pal at school bringing cherished gifts as it changes with the seasons.) I had an "Aha!" moment when I remembered one evening at dusk that my phone might do the trick!
So here is a close up of the tree's autumn adornments which brighten my view each day.


Alaine said...

Japanese Maples are incredibly beautiful.

I knew I'd cry if I read your Gentle Heroes post, so I avoided it the other day and now I'm crying.

FireLight said...

Alaine, that one tree puts so much beauty into my work day. It is such a gift.
Thank you for your most worthy tears.

Maggie May said...

Your header is dreamy. Just gorgeous. Like ' The Black Stallion...and Love' :)

Country Girl said...

I love your new header, or perhaps it's not so very new? Sorry. As a child, Black Beauty was my favorite book.
I love Japanese maple trees. Wish I had one here.

willow said...

GORgeous!!! Hey, good thinking with the phone.

Anonymous said...

We planted a Japanese Maple for our 40th anniversary and it is beautiful. Right outside our breakfast room window. It will be 10 years old in April, and we have another 10 years together. Blessings to you

Jill said...

Truly beautiful Firefly!
Visiting by way of Willow Manor today!!!
Have a wonderful Monday!
Jill from The Glen

Gaston Studio said...

And what a wonderful view that is! I adore Japense maples and am trying to talk my daughter into at least one for our front yard.

Virginia said...

Ahh my friend. You find a way to take such lovely photos. One day, one day, one day we will take them together???

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Nice photo, no matter the device.

Derrick said...

Hello FireLight,

Well done to grab a picture while there was still something to see. We have a potted tricolour acer at home that I intended to photograph in its beautiful autumn colour but never had the camera with me until it was too late!!

非凡 said...

I'm appreciate your writing skill.Please keep on working hard.^^

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