Yes, it’s November, but there’s still some colorful leaves hanging on the trees. I know of some particular trees in Point Defiance Park that tend to be the last color changers of the season and, for whatever reason, they are the last ones to hold out. I tend to be a little impatient with them at first, but in the end I appreciate their final bursts of color as the autumn season is about to come to an end. For the next several months, nothing but bare twigs will be accompanying us throughout the long winter. So with that said, here are a few images I took a few days ago of these last, holdout fortresses of autumn color. These are all varieties of Japanese Maples, which are so beautiful in the fall (and my favorite to photograph).
And last, but not least, some pretty, yellow Ginkgo leaves contrasted against bright, red Japanese Maple leaves.
All photos property of Peggy A Thompson