autumnal color

This is my favorite time of year.  One of the pleasures of late fall is the view out my window, of a single tree, probably a liquidamber, that becomes scarlet as soon as the frost hits it:

To my amusement, I realized a couple of years ago that the people on that side of the valley are seeing a similar view, only on the west-facing slope, because of the tree (mine a Japanese maple) next to my deck.  Which from my point of view, looks like this:

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  1. RussellHolmes on December 7, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    Pretty colors! 🙂

  2. Chris on December 8, 2010 at 1:54 am

    Gorgeous 😉

    The view from my window in Edinburgh just now is over a foot of snow – it’s come way to early this year, we didn’t get Autumn!


  3. Strawberry Curls on December 8, 2010 at 9:46 am

    Both these pictures are great, but the one from across the valley with that dot of autumn color is exceptional!! Thank you for sharing it with us.


  4. Pat Floyd on December 8, 2010 at 11:16 am

    Thank you, Laurie, for the beautiful photos. I had never heard of the liquidamber tree and discover that it’s what in our part of the country is called the sweetgum. At my previous condo we had a two-story tall sweetgum directly across from the breezeway. It is glorious in autumn.

    It’s great to see your blogs!


  5. Merrily Taylor on December 10, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    What a pretty place you live, Laurie! Here the trees are bare, alas, except for the evergreens – but we did have a beautiful fall. I like the name “liquidamber tree,” prettier somehow than Sweetgum!

  6. Tim H. on December 11, 2010 at 8:37 am

    Lovely pictures, fall was pretty here while it lasted.

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