by Ellen Miller
Almost every evening I stand at kitchen sink and look into our back garden while I’m fixing dinner.
Lately, I’ve been admiring the wonderful late fall colors, particularly of the
Japanese Maple which dominates the space, and a new sculpture we purchased last spring in Santa Fe. The late afternoon light, the very red maple, and the bamboo all together made a glorious picture.
So, of course, over the last few days, with clear skies at near sunset, I picked up my camera to try to capture it.
Sometimes, we just have to look in our own backyard.
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Judy L White said:
Nice, Ellen. Our leaves have lost all color and are all on the ground.
Kathy Kiely said:
Beautiful. I’ve always thought that Japanese maple leaves are just as breathtaking as the cherry blossoms.
Ellen Miller said:
I think I agree! Though I don’t tire of photographing those either. Happy that you are thriving in the Midwest.
Awesome pictures of the beautiful fall in your back yard (with Japanese elements)! Love the colors, the composition and the photographer.
Land Wayland said:
Wow. I did not know that there are so many kinds of red leaves. Very nice. We have not had any cold weather yet so our trees still have mostly green leaves but when they change, they will quickly turn brown and fall off. No lingering beauty. The nearby mountains have had more snow than I have seen in 20 years but we are 20 miles away so it didn’t come our way. We can see winter while sitting on our front porch in 72 degrees.
I like red leaves better.
So beautiful. I. Know you must love looking at your backyard. The DMV is so gorgeous in the fall and spring
Elizabeth Frost said:
Thank you for the wonderful Fall memories!!!. I love the reds and yellows. Secondly, I am learning the technique to blur the background and enhance the forefront ground. You accomplished format well.