Tuesday, October 30, 2012

MoonMaple Stroll


My garden has become a riot of colour
and just before the Hurricane Sandy scare
I was surverying the property and noticed
the MoonMaple was in it's brilliant red stage.


These leaves are different from the "everyday" maples we have 
growing everywhere in the Maritimes and Canada.


They become very red...starting with the summer of yellow 
then to pink and shades in between before reaching the scorcher of a colour.


I love sitting under my MoonMaple because
I can hide and think.


Think about what's coming around the corner,
the inevitable winter season...snow and cold.


The thing is....I love this season.
It may curtail my swimming but I know I can 
do as many nosedives into the banks of snow that I want!


So hang in there folks....I'll entertain you
once the little flakes start drifting down
from the heavens above.

44 comments:

  1. moon maple ...love that name. new to me. wish we had enough sun to have one in our yard. i'll be there in a bit to sit under the maple moon with sophie. we could play ball or just sit a spell. ha. ha!! still gloomy here in va. hoping for sun soon. i hope you all made it through Sandy ok. can't wait to see photos of sophie running through the snow. nose dives. fun! (:

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    1. Yes nosedives...only when it's 2 feet deep though...don't want o hurt my nosey!

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  2. Hi Sophie - what a lovely tree. I really like the sunset picture on your header. You and your Daddy look made for each other. I love snow but we don't get nearly enough here in the UK so I am looking forward to seeing you playing in yours. Lily. xxx

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    1. Hopefully there won't be snow very soon because even though I love it I can handle sidewalks without ice just FINE!

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  3. What a fabulous maple. Never saw one of those before...just gorgeous. Hope Sandy has left you alone.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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    1. Sandy just gave us a wind event...we were on the right side of the storm which is where the wind falls...if we were on the left side then rain for sure! Glad you like the maple!!!

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  4. As always, a wonderful post, gorgeous sophie...you're lucky to live in such an amazing place. Glad the hurricane was only a scare. Look forward to seeing your snow piling nose-dives!

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    1. Hi you Guys and CL....so happy to hear from you....heading over to your world now to catch up...Hawaiian hugs to all!

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  5. Awesome color in a fancy leaf. You're so lucky to have such a wonderful tree to grace your garden.

    Lick!

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    1. We so look forward to this tree and few others to leaf out and go through the summer and fall colours!

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  6. Sophie, I feasted my eyes on those beautiful red Moon Maple leaves. By the way, I'd love a stand of regular maples among my aspen golds. I miss the fire on the hills. The title of your post is gorgeous too: MoomMaple Walk.

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    1. Can you just imagine seeing that swathe of red...mmm...I know exactly what you mean!

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  7. OMG that moon maple foliage is gorgeous! Love, love, LOVE that second photo -- a wonderful shot.

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    1. Thanks Debra...the bokeh(dots)in background enhance the shape and colour of the leaves...I likey too!

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  8. Thank you for showing me your pretty moon Maple tree, never seen one before. Really wonderful photographs...
    Ivan and Aston

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    1. Thanks Ivan...our MoonMaple is getting rained on by Super Storm Sandy right now...finally the rain came around and descended upon us!

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  9. Lovely colours Sophie. Have a happy Halloween.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. No...YOU have a HAPPY HALLOWEEN...I just know you will!

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  10. Hello Sweet Sophie-girl! It is just beautiful there!! I love autumn but I'm not fond of what follows. You can go ahead and enjoy the snow for both of us.. And you will!!

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    1. I know what you mean Sweet Pumpkin...I will never wish snow to flutter down upon you but if it ever does...let it melt upon your tongue!

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  11. Dear Sophie,

    We have maples too, but not moon maples. They are pretty colours!

    I too like to sit outside and think when Nature is changing the season. The different smells in the air and on the ground stir up memories of long ago when Dogs were just getting to know people, memories of being wild and running with the wind...

    Happy Fall!

    Licks,
    Cobi

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    1. I completely understand Cobi....I get those urges too...and wonder about it was like a millennium ago!

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  12. Thank you for stopping by and the nice comment :), don't know how i missed this Blog, lovely pictures and of course i'm already familiar with Sophie

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    1. Welcome aboard...I hope you enjoy my doodle world as I am offering it for view!

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  13. Beautiful Leaves Sophie girl
    Benny & Lily

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    1. I love leaves and now they are fluttering down one by one!

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  14. Hi Sophie. I'm not familiar with the Moon Maple tree. It's really a beautiful plant to have in your garden.

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    1. I'm so happy to introduce this tree to you....keep your eyes open for it in other gardens, nurseries or parks!

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  15. That plant is such a beauty. I remember last year your Daddy Jim did a post of the leaves when they were yellow. It was one of my favorite series of photos. And now I get to see the red!

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    1. I'm glad that the cycle is complete for you Terry. We love this specimen tree!

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  16. Super red on those moon maple leaves..definitely your colour Sophie!

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    1. Very becoming for a warm coloured doggy!

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  17. Oh my, what a tree :)) Wooooow! Hey, it snowed here last week... O_O! *brrrrrr* All gone now *phew*!

    Glad you and your dads are save. My that Frankenstorm was/is scarry! *grumble* So no need for THAT! *booohooo*

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    1. Boooooo FrankenStorm Boooooo...we got wind on Mon/Tues and rain on Wed....Sandy was a sneak a real sneak!No snow here yet.....fingers crossed....balmy here today because the warm air from the US south has been pulled up here...that's fine with us!

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    1. Hey Fiona....coming from you...this is an honour!

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  19. Lovely colours on your leaves....we still have some leaves on our trees but we had som frost already. You look great as usual

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    1. Frost will be here soon, now that November has rolled around..then bye bye leaves!

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  20. Oh, your so lucky. Maples just don't do well here, to darn cold or the moose get them!

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  21. We have tons of maples here, but I don't think I've ever seen a Moon Maple. How beautiful!

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    1. It is one of our many specimen trees. When we bought it we didn't know if it would last through our winters...and with such success we are always so happy to see it leaf out every spring. Over the years we have lost so many plants because the Maritime freezes and thaws are the death of iffy plants!

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  22. Sophie- sorry that Sandy girl ruined your beautiful fall-- same here for us! The moon maple leaves were such a gorgeous color!! Yes-,the snow will be flying soon!! I know you love having a cold snowy nose!
    Vicki

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    1. Yes I will show off my wet proboscis when the white stuff comes a fluttering!
      winkers...!

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