Monday, April 14, 2008

Red Maple Flower

This is a flower from a Swamp Maple. People call them Scarlet Maple or Red Maple, also. I was happy to see the trees at the farm had flowers you could actually take a picture of. Most have them high in the air like the one in my yard where the flowers start about 25 feet off the ground.

I did a post on the fall color of Acer rubrum

The common names of this tree refer to the fall color, not the leaves, which are green.

While I was working in the rose garden yesterday, which wasn’t a bad way to spend Sunday, I saw this view off to the Northeast. You can just see the farm next door. It makes me laugh when horses from both farms meet each other at the fence. It looks like they are having coffee.

I was hobnobbing with this horse yesterday. She is a multiple stakes winner and is usually quite aloof. She probably thought I had carrots again. It was nice that she came over for a scratch and a picture. This is a Thoroughbred.


Anonymous said...

Red Maples look wonderful as all of your other flower pictures. I really enjoy visiting your blog.

i beati said...

I consider myself a lover of nature but I missed this maple flower all the years ....

Sandpiper (Lin) said...

Beautiful pictures. We were driving along I-84 and then over to the Connecticut River this weekend, and we could see the wonderful red colors of the maples, green hues of the smaller shrubs, and the yellows of the willows. I love this time of year.

SandyCarlson said...

That's a wonderful maple! I took a very wet one this weekend and loved it! This is far better.

Unknown said...

Red maples are one of the first trees to flower here, but we're still a couple of weeks from that blessed event--more if it doesn't soon warm up. So I loved seeing yours. One of my favourite trees.
My horse has been cooped up for a few days in the barn, so when my hubby turned him out this morning, it was 'airs above the ground' as he jumped for joy.