Flaming Autumn Japanese Maple Trees

Japanese Maple trees are in their prime, autumn colors, right now. I love taking photos of their flaming colors and gnarly branches. It takes a special technique to capture silhouettes of their gnarly, snake-like branches and may involve some crawling around on the ground to get underneath their low hanging canopies. But, it is so worth it! Here are a few images I captured.

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Flaming Colors in a Japanese Garden

We had a slow start to the autumnal turning of leaves this season. I contribute the slow color change to our mild temps we’ve experienced over the past month. But all that has been fixed now, with a few, hard freezes we recently experienced. I ventured out over this past weekend to our local Japanese garden, at Point Defiance Park, and was delighted to find the Japanese Maples displaying their optimal, flaming colors. Here are a few photos I have to share.

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Beautiful Dahlias

I visited my local park gardens last week and found these magnificent Dahlias still in bloom. They are such hardy plants and last well into the autumn. The bumblebees especially love them, all well as other bees, hoverflies, and butterflies. I love to take photos of the bees while on the flowers and to notice the different species. Here are a few photos of some of the many varieties of Dahlias.

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A Sunny Day at Dune Peninsula

Took advantage of the sunny, warm weather to spend an afternoon at Dune Peninsula, part of the Tacoma Metropolitan Parks. It’s a new park that was named after the science fiction novel “Dune.” There’s even sculptures in the park that are fashioned after the giant sandworms in the novel. The park setting is very picturesque with views of Puget Sound and Mount Rainier.  Here’s a few photos I took.

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Welcome the Summer Dahlias!

With the global pandemic, I have not been able to get out much this year to do any traveling. I’m just staying close to home and visiting local spots that are open to the public. Our local city park (Point Defiance Park) just started letting visitor in last month. I’ve visited a few times and was quite disappointed that the city had not planted any of the seasonal, summer flowers that they usual do. I was very glad that at least the Dahlia garden was attended to by the local Dahlia Society. So here are a couple of short photo shows I put together of the many photos I took of the always show-stopping Dahlias. Enjoy!

 

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