Monday, November 24, 2008

Red Maple Leaves – Ruby Tuesday


Red Maple Leaves – Ruby Tuesday
Acer rubrum
(AY-ser) (ROO-brum)
Synonyms: red swamp maple, swamp maple, Carolina red maple, water maple, Scarlet Maple

These are probably my favorite for fall color around here. I am guessing this is the cultivar ‘October Glory’ since it colored so late and so well. This year the Maples were stupendous with the Sugar Maples being the most outstanding. The yellow background for this picture was provided by a Norway Maple (Acer platanoides).


There was a post on this site on the fall color of Acer rubrum here two years ago. There is a little more information on the trees there. They are a nice shade tree that usually grows fast and straight.

This picture was a Red Maple leaf and a Chrysanthemum that was in my front yard. There is a 75 foot tall Swamp Maple in the front yard that I am worried may eventually crush the house. I need to climb up there and cable it but keep putting it off. It really cools the house during the summer.


More Ruby Tuesday at Work of the Poet
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14 comments:

maryt/theteach said...

Digital, the REDS are stunning! You've got your post up before me! Happy Ruby Tuesday! :)

foodiejenn said...

Oh wow.. that first shot was so greatly captured!

My Ruby Tuesday entries are posted here and here. Drop by if you have the time. Happy Tuesday!

Susanne49 said...

I love the warm colors!!!

Ralph said...

I like the unique shape of the Maple leaf, There is nothing quite like that, and I don't live in Canada.

The red is hard to describe, not burgundy or Magenta. I'm not sure what, but it is a stunning red. Excellent!

Rambling Woods said...

Thank you for the information. We have one in our front yard and I just love the fall color it has, but I didn't know much about it...

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~Just Me Miranda~ said...

Oh I love the Autumn shots!!Very nice!

Femin Susan said...

Hi,
Super....So breathtakingly beautiful presentation! Good Luck..
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Dora said...

Like the second pic! The maple leaf looks so nice and complete.

Greyscale Territory said...

Love the beautiful, artistic way you present these leaves! Gorgeous photos!

Ivanhoe said...

Wonderful choice for RT. All of our leaves are gone. It's been already snowing around here. Happy Ruby Tuesday to you :o)

Yen said...

You always have nice and beautiful shots of plants and flowers! this photos are no exception for sure!~

Cheers,
Yen

Dianne said...

Beautiful leaves

I like calling them Scarlet Maple, sounds so classy.

Shannon said...

Nice capture of the fall colors. i like the leaf on the mums, nice texture contrast.

Sue said...

I love that leaf on the mums!