128/366: autumn maple

Our three weeping Japanese maples in the front yard have been telling me that autumn really is here. Inaba Shidare is the Latin name for this beautiful specimen, which is also known as a laceleaf Japanese maple.

It’s funny how they can be at differing stages of colours even though they are the same variety. Perhaps it’s the placement in the garden? One is in a more protected position, nestled against the garage wall, while the other two are in a more open area.

The colours can seem to change depending on the time of day also. When the sun is shining on the leaves there is an added vibrancy. With colours ranging from crimson through to burgundy I love these trees most during autumn.