Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Beauty of Spring

I looked at the Japanese maple tree the other day, and in addition to the brilliant light green color of the leaves, there was a purple haze under the leaves visible as well. I know this color is not evident later on in the spring, so I decided to do some investigating. It turns out that there are little purple buds or something (and I know they can't possibly be "buds") but they hang below he leaves on little stems, kind of like tiny bing cherries or something. Anyhow, I spent some time trying to come up with the most interesting photograph of this, and I took about 5 different views, looking for the best. This may be it, or it may be one of the other photos, and I will probably show another one tomorrow.

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