Friday, October 30, 2015

Plant: Maple.........

It is well-known that maple is a key contributor in  spectacular fall colors........California wilderness has some species of this genus ...the big leaf maples....


They turn somewhat yellow.....

But the vibrant color-changing kind don't grow naturally in California....so, autumn here is rather bland, compared to Eastern region........
Some time back, while riding around Orange county, I came across this stunning maple in autumnal attire...I was thrilled.


Most likely it was a red maple...

After dozens of pictures and good amount of time gazing at the spectacular canopy, when I left, thanked the owner for planting the tree...


The Japanese maples are grown as Ornamental plant in some yards.......mostly in the Japanese gardens..


Stunning big-leaf maples in Olympic National Park..


Got to know, in the genus Acer (maple), there exist more than 100 species.........some well-known species being Amur, big leaf, Norway, Japanese, hornbeam, hedge, sycamore, vine leaf, tatarian, red, paperbark, silver, sugar........

Plant: Pea flowers......

Pea blossoms........they come in so many variety!
Must be a strategy to attract pollinators...



People: Silhouette shots...........














People at Mount Rainier National park.....Paradise area..

People: Father-kid bonding......























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