"J" is for Japanese Maple
I love the Spring and Fall colors of this tree. Spring foliage is rust, tinged with green and maroon. The light in this photo, taken this morning, makes the leaves appear more rust than they actually are. In a few weeks, the leaves will be a uniform green which will last through the Summer months. Cooler weather turns the leaves a deep maroon.
The sun is shining today, after a night of light thunderstorms and rain. During my absence, the rain gauge in my back yard registered 3.5". I emptied it yesterday afternoon and there is another 1/2 inch right now. It's supposed to rain again tomorrow. I won't have to water the flower beds for quite a while.
I'm not only behind with posting, but reading and commenting on my favorite blogs. I shudder to think how many good posts I missed last week. If I've been a regular commentor on your blogs (and if you even noticed that I'd "gone missing,"), I've not abandoned you, it will just be a while before I can catch up.