My three beautiful weeping japanese maples, Inaba shidare, continue to delight every autumn, with their vibrant burgundy tones.
They seem to all be at various stages of colour-changing, though unfortunately the photos do not do them justice.
Moving around the garden, there seems to be an abundance of the reddish and burgundy tones, including the delightful nandina.
Even some of the flowers are in an analogous colour range, such as the nerines and fuchsia.
Just when you thought they were all very similar, the marvellous marigolds stand out golden in their contrast.
On this last day of Autumn in Australia, the sky is unusually blue. I can’t speak for other cities, but in Melbourne it is like a last hurrah before Winter sets in. Yesterday I took a photo of the autumn leaves on the nandina in the back yard, with a maple in the background.
I love the way the colours co-ordinate with their burgundies and crimsons.
I was moved to recreate this photo since the sun is shining. Why not do it now? I thought. Ah, the wonders of digital photography! However, my plans were foiled by the shade cast by some conifers, so instead I took some of the maple at the rear of the property, with filtered sunlight creating some lovely images.
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