Gardening in the Pacific Northwest (Vancouver, Washington)
Hey Phillip...pretty maple!You've got a blogspot crazy word wrap thing around your photo. Happens to me all the time and drives me a bit nutty trying to fix it without publishing it 10 times to see how it really looks (preview is terrible, isn't it).If you put the html code for a line break before and after your photo it should fix it. That would be a used the same way, before and after.Hope this helps.
Of course, it took out my html code for the line break when I put it in my comment!
Thanks Cameron, let me see if I can fix that!
I love Japanese maples, mostly for the leaves, shape and color. Since they seem to be a favorite of Japanese beetles, I don't grow them. My loss, I know.Marnie
Beautiful! Thanks...I really wanted to read what you had to say, too. :-)Cheers,Cameron
I love that story.. Gail
I love staring upwards into trees. This would be the perfect spot for a hammock!Best ,Philip
The colors you have been posting are fantastic.
Beautiful! If scares me that Marnie says that Japanese beetles eat Japanese Maples. We have both, but fortunately the beetles must prefer other snacks.
I simply adore the J. maples. Can't believe anyone would not appreciate them.
I love Japanese maples, too, and your photos are gorgeous. But lying on the ground in October in Virginia?--umm, I'm guessing someone in your household might share my views on that idea. I think dragging out the tarp, the yoga mats and the umbrellas might kind of spoil the moment. Kidding--you've really captured the magic of looking up into trees.
I love your photography! Would you mind sharing what your equipment is?
Thanks Louise. I have a Nikon D50 with various lenses. I also use Photoshop to tweak color, contrast, etc.