|Penny Black Stamp win|
THEN...I decided to share what it is beginning to look like around our neighborhood here in the Upstate SC area. The maple tree is about 10 yrs old, planted when we built the house. It's not very large, is it? But as you can see, it is starting to develope a bit of color. In a few weeks it will be totally gorgeous. I think this was called a Sunset Maple when it was put in. We had 2, but the prettier shaped one only made it about 5 yrs, then a strong wind broke it off at the trunk. We replaced that one with an October Glory Maple, which really turns a flaming red color, but that one is still quite green. It is growing upward, but not getting a round shape. The other trees are what we see from our front porch, and as you can see, the tops are beginning to get a bit of red & brown. This area will be glorious to see in just a week or two...IF we don't get a lot of heavy rain. Then the trees shed their leaves, and we don't get the glorious Fall colors. That's one of the things I enjoy in this area, as for so many years in Fla, we never saw this blaze of glory. Thanks for stopping to visit, and a BIG Welcome to my newest follower. See you later, and hope you enjoy the tree pics.
|Maple Tree in our front lawn|
|Neighborhood trees across the street|