REDISCOVERING MYSELF THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

A Simple Pleasure

We planted a Crimson Maple tree on the west side of our house last year because the aged Box Elder tree that shades our family room window is dying.  However, we didn't think very much about potential size of the new tree and now we're wondering if we made a mistake.  It's next to the sidewalk, and I can visualize the roots lifting the concrete after a few years.    The leaves, however, are beautiful almost any time of year---and there are some giant ones.  (Photo processed with Picnik.)   This is my Simple Pleasures shot for Thursday.
Visit Dayle's blog for many more "Simple Pleasures."



13 comments:

Dayle said...

Ah ... it's breathtaking. I so miss my silver maple tree. It produced some of the most wonderfu colors in the fall, but disease forced us to part with it. It was at least 50-feet tall when we had it cut down.

Thanks so much for linking up today. This is a perfect simple pleasures post.

Ms.Daisy said...

Evelyn,
We had to have our beautiful maple tree cut down this past summer because it was lifting the concrete in my driveway and the sidewalk. I know how hard it is to part with something that gives such pleasure each season. Love the Fall colors!

~Jean

Anonymous said...

I love the detail that shows on the leaf. Such gorgeous color as well. The special effects really enhance this shot. Beautiful photo! Denise B.

Courtney said...

Beautiful! Love fall - it's my favorite time of year because of all the changing leaves.

dee dee said...

How very beautiful!
dee dee

Debbie said...

Oh how gorgeous is this. I love it. Perfect simple pleasure. Have a good day. Blessings, Debbie

Karen said...

So pretty. I love this time of year.
Karen

sarah said...

very pretty...I love this time of year...the colors are breathtaking.

Stephani said...

I'm anxious for fall colors to arrive in my neck of the woods. My favorite time of year!

Christine said...

I like the pose of this leaf.

Gail @ Victorian at Heart said...

The colors are beautiful and the Fall colors are awesome.

Debbie said...

Oh, it's beautiful! We don't have maples here. We have some "varieties" but nothing like the maple trees I grew up with as a little girl in New England. I would treasure up the leaves from that tree if I were near it.

Very much a simple pleasure.

Kay K said...

Beautiful Picture ..I love photography and am new to simple pleasures .. thanks for sharing