Monday, May 7, 2018

Tree Following, May 7, 2018

Tree Following, All Seasons, Macro Monday 2, and Through My Lens

Tree Following is a fun meme! Just choose a tree and photograph it once a month to follow the changing seasons of the year.

Lee County, Mississippi, USA, May 5, 2018
The tree I am following was planted in the park as a memorial to a child killed in an automobile accident. I was not sure what it was (just bare branches) when I photographed it earlier in the year. But now that it has leafed out, I can be sure - a Red Maple, Acer rubrum.

We had strong thunderstorms on Saturday morning, so I thought I should go check on the tree that afternoon. It was looking very refreshed by the rain with only a few leaves blown backward.

Red stems on the young 'maple-shaped' leaves was the deciding factor in identifying it, though it gets its name from the red color of its leaves in the Autumn. And doesn't the bark look interesting! A deciduous tree, Red Maple is native to the eastern half of the United States and southeastern Canada.

Have a wonderful week!

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  1. ...Acer rubrum is one of my favorites!

  2. Thank you. Wonderful photos, especially the beautiful one with the rain drops. Have a wonderful week!

  3. Gorgeous tree shots
    Happy Monday

    much love...

  4. The maple leaves always have been one of my favorites, because they remind me on half a star. A great tribute to the child that was killed in the car accident. Love the texture of the bark and thank you for sharing these interesting details with All Seasons! Wish you enjoyment of this spring week!

  5. That is a good meme! You picked a good tree to feature.

  6. Your middle shot is especially nice

  7. I like that the tree was planted as a memorial for the child. That's love growing right before your eyes. :-)

  8. How sweet that the tree was planted in memory of the child, and that it is doing well.

  9. Pretty leaves with the green and red colour combination.

  10. Great choice - I particularly like the red stems and the water droplets on the leaf, and the bark looks characterful - I suppose the green is lichen?
    Thanks for sharing your tree with us :)

  11. I love seeing dewdrops or raindrops on leaves, flowers etc. So refreshing.


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