Fall is hanging on in the back yard. This is a fairly unusual variant of Japanese maple – unfortunately we didn’t document the exact hybrid when we planted it but if I remember I’ll update this. It’s a lovely magenta in spring, green edged with crimson all summer, and a riot of color in fall. It’s growing more like a vine maple than a tree and is supposed to reach 12-15′ tall and wide.
The photo in lieu of an actual post is courtesy of NaNoWriMo, which is proceeding swimmingly, thank you, with almost 20K words to date. Onwards!