This is a little Maple tree that I planted a few years ago. At that time it was just a stick in a plastic pot. No name on it. Oh, I wish that I knew the kind of maple it is. I wanted it to stay small, so every year I have trimmed it back and shaped it like a little tree. Sort of like a Bonsai. It just wanted to grow so badly, so this year I decided to let it grow...if it was pretty with bright colors..I would let it grow. Well, what do you know..it is the most interesting tree. Leaves of all shades of burgundy, red, russet and yellow. The leaves have hung on for so long now. It was like the tree knew...it had to preform well or it would get a severe haircut. There was an obelisk just behind it. The obelisk was hidden behind the tree as it grew taller. I moved it and next year the maple will be allowed to take off.
I guess that I will have to get out and take some pictures around the neighborhood before the leaves are all lying on the ground. Winter is waiting in the wings. I heard a projection of the forecast for winter...about the same as last year only more severe. I have really just got over last winter and here it is about to come again. Maybe the predictions will be wrong. Until then...I am going to enjoy the weather this fall. Do some fun things in our town, like some craft sales and bazaars. First I have to do some cleanup in the yard. Take the Zinnias out from around the mailbox, cut the leaves of the Hostas, and rake some White Pine needles for mulch. My list is getting shorter.