The Leaves are Falling Down

Prime, autumn leaf color has come and gone. There are still some leaves hanging on the trees, but many species have already dropped theirs, although in some areas where sunlight is sparse, color changes are still happening. I fear this may be my last blog post with colorful leaf images. The weather will be turning bad quickly, with lots of rain and wind in the forecast. What leaves are left hanging will probably be blown off.

I visited Point Defiance Park this week and walked through the Japanese garden area, my favorite spot in the park during the autumn season. The Japanese Maples were all but bare, with mostly withered leaves hanging on, as you can see below.

Other Maple varieties still had some showing power, while others were still green.

What I really was interested in was to see if the Ginkgo leaves had turned their golden yellow. I was not disappointed in the least.

It’s always fun to look down at the ground and find all kinds of colorful leaf species mixed together. I like to just randomly take pictures of them.

Here’s a shot I couldn’t resist: two, red Maple leaves hanging at the end of a bare branch.

Also in the garden I came across this large, leafy plant that had just started blooming. I don’t know the name of it, but the blooms are very interesting looking, almost like little starbursts.

Post script: The name of this plant species is Fatsia japonica.

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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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6 Responses to The Leaves are Falling Down

  1. tonytomeo says:

    We are still waiting here. This is probably not a good year for us. Leaves are falling before they color. Pistache and sweetgum are the only good color now, and they are just starting. However, honeylocust, which does not normally color well, is a nice yellow.

  2. Gunta says:

    Love the shape of the trunks in that first shot. I had the plant in the last picture at the previous house. It came with the house and was HUGE! I’m trying to find or remember the name of it!

  3. Beautiful! A lot of ours are now down.

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