Festival of Leaves: merry maples

It’s time for another year of Festival of Leaves. This is the place to share your love for autumn and rain, for dark evenings and cups of tea, of books and all that you love during this time of the year.

~ Verena Cave


Some of the most vibrant colours you will see in autumn.

For those of us in the northern hemisphere it will be a long time until spring, but  if you have some autumn leaves to share, then please visit Verena’s site and join in. She’ll be very happy to see you.

(Macro Monday will be taking a break for a couple of months )


22 Comments Add yours

  1. Is that pink in the first one real? It’s a stunning colour. Are you at this phase now, or are these from other years? We’re not this far advanced. It’s a great collage.

    1. Heyjude says:

      All of these were taken in Scotland a couple of weeks ago mainly in one incredible garden where they have dozens of Japanese maples. The first one really is this purple-pink colour. Quite astonishing! Not so much colour around here though. Except for berries. Lots of berries 🙂

      1. I was on a berry shot this morning – yellow and red together.

        1. Heyjude says:

          Rowan berries?

        2. Cotoneaster I think.

  2. Sue says:

    Merry maples indeed, Jude!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Reminds me to re-visit the Japanese garden before they close at the end of the month.

      1. Sue says:

        Good plan….

  3. Vicky says:

    How lovely to see such colour in leaves, just beautiful…

  4. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Gorgeous colours, but give me spring any day 🙂 In fact give me spring NOW!

    1. Heyjude says:

      I am more of a spring person, but autumn is, or can be, quite lovely. I am enjoying these days of easterly winds – it means that it is calm where we live!

  5. Joanne Sisco says:

    That amazing colour of magenta on the leaves in the first photo is so striking. I’ve never seen a tree produce a colour so vibrant like that!

    1. Heyjude says:

      It is a very vibrant garden – I’ll be posting a lot more from this one over the coming month 🙂

  6. These are lovely, Jude. I was just looking at another blog with stunning autumn scenes and I commented there that we don’t get this sort of colour. It just doesn’t get cold enough, so I love seeing everyone else’s autumn images.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Well, these are Japanese maples which are incredible for their colours in autumn and spring. Not many of these around me I’m afraid. It is still quite green here although my willow trees are naked – the leaves just shrivel up and drop off. No exciting colour!

      1. It must be much cooler than when we were there. It was so green and pretty and the grass was so lush.

  7. desleyjane says:

    Wow those purple ones in the first shot! Spectacular.

  8. verenacave says:

    What an absolutely stunning collection! Little jewels by nature. Thank you so much for sharing them! x

  9. Oooh, I love maples. Fabulous photos! I have a small one in my garden, which always looks lovely in the autumn, but this year it is particularly small because it had a serious haircut a few months ago so there won’t be such a vibrant display from it as usual.

  10. What a feast for my eyes! I haven’t experienced a colorful, northern hemisphere autumn since 2012. Autumn is my favorite season so your images evoked many ‘ooos’ and ‘ahhhhs’ from me in my hot rainy tropical anchorage. Thank you!

    1. Heyjude says:

      I once managed to have three summers in a row and really missed the spring and summer seasons. Glad you enjoyed my bit of autumn 🙂

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