Autumn’s last hurrah

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I’ve been captivated recently by our Red Maple (Acer rubrum). It’s just outside our dining room window and I’ve tremendously enjoyed its brilliant leaves.

Acer rubrum in NovemberIt is especially beautiful in the morning when the leaves are backlit by the morning sun, creating a stained-glass effect.

Rubrum acer leaves close-upThe leaves are dropping now, creating a confetti effect on the green grass. I’ll miss them, but I’m grateful to live where there are four seasons, each with its own wonders and beauty.

Acer rubrum leaves on groundThanks for the responses about other late butterfly sightings. I’m guessing Steve Swift’s report of a Monarch on November 12 may be the last sighting in the Lexington area for 2011. Has anyone seen any butterflies since then?

2 thoughts on “Autumn’s last hurrah”

  1. Wow, they do look like they’re lit up. We saw some nice Red Maples when we were back east last week but, of course, I didn’t see any too early in the morning!

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