Mark grabbed his camera Tuesday afternoon (10/22) to snap a few shots of fall color in our garden. When he came back in the house, he commented that it was probably a bit trite to be taking shots of the trees doing their annual fall color production. But, he noted, it was amazing how different the process was from year to year.
This year, with a late first frost, many trees in the garden have barely colored up. This Stewartia japonica is a good example since it typically turns a blinding red by this time in October.
The following four images are all of Korean maples (Acer pseudosieboldiana) in the back garden and you can see no two are looking the same.
The two pictures below are different sides of the same tree.
This maple (Acer triflorum) is glowing the way it seems to do every year, suggesting it's a reliable performer whatever the weather.
Our Ginkgo lost most of its leaves in this week's frost before they'd even begun to turn the beautiful yellow they are known for. The small yellow leaves are from assorted Locust trees.
Our burning bush (Euonymous alatus) is turning red one leaf at a time!
The yellow on this Witch hazel (Hamamelis vernalis) seems to be flowing from the point of this strange little growth on the leaf.
Our 'Forest Pansy' Redbud (Cercis canadensis) is showing softer colors than other years.
The reverse side of the redbud leaves.
The sugar and silver maples put on a pretty typical fall show and have now lost most of their leaves.