Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Napping under maples



Someone once expressed a lack of appreciation for Japanese Maples to garden writer Elizabeth Lawrence to which she replied, "Then you have never crawled underneath one on an October day."

Try this sometime - I think she has a valid point.

14 comments:

  1. 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.

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  2. Of course, it took out my html code for the line break when I put it in my comment!

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  3. Thanks Cameron, let me see if I can fix that!

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  4. 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

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  5. Beautiful! Thanks...I really wanted to read what you had to say, too. :-)

    Cheers,
    Cameron

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  6. I love staring upwards into trees. This would be the perfect spot for a hammock!
    Best ,
    Philip

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  7. The colors you have been posting are fantastic.

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  8. Beautiful! If scares me that Marnie says that Japanese beetles eat Japanese Maples. We have both, but fortunately the beetles must prefer other snacks.

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  9. I simply adore the J. maples. Can't believe anyone would not appreciate them.

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  10. 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.

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  11. I love your photography! Would you mind sharing what your equipment is?

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  12. Thanks Louise. I have a Nikon D50 with various lenses. I also use Photoshop to tweak color, contrast, etc.

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