Autumn Leaves and Gnarly Branches

Late October is this year’s best time to view autumn’s peak performance in the color department in my area. Some foliage has already dropped their leaves, leaving branches bare, while others have not quite fully morphed into their deepest autumn colors. This is Mother Nature’s way of extending her color performance for us as long as possible.

One of the best places to capture colors of the autumn season is in a Japanese garden. If your local area has one, take the time to visit. These gardens are magnificent in color this time of year, and are prime material for the nature photographer. A modest sized garden usually has various species of Japanese Maples that exhibit the best samples of autumn color, anywhere. Not only color, but form and structure, as the images below will tell.

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All images property of Peggy A Thompson

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About northwestphotos

A long time resident of Washington State, located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest USA. I am retired and enjoy regional travel, exploring all the wondrous, natural settings that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. If you get a chance, visit my Northwestphotos Zazzle store, http://www.zazzle.com/northwestphotos.
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9 Responses to Autumn Leaves and Gnarly Branches

  1. Just so special. You are truly blessed.

  2. tonytomeo says:

    Wow! Laceleaf Japanese maples get so big there! They get colorful too. Ours lack color, not only because of the mild weather, but also because the foliage gets worn out through summer.

  3. Dina says:

    Awesome trees, colours and wonderful captures!

  4. Gunta says:

    Splendid! Love those gnarly branches!

  5. Gorgeous fall colours!

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