With the leaves and flowers as guides, I was able to determine that the above former mystery tree above is in fact a Norway Maple.
There are several Norway Maples around the farm of varying ages and sizes, but I suppose I’ll always be partial to the one we’re viewing here.
I bet this tree is going to look SMASHING in the autumn! Come to think of it, I’m going to have a seriously hard time keeping up with leaf pressing now that I'm living in an environment dominated by deciduous trees as opposed to evergreens.
Back in Washington, I used to run around to different parking lots in the Seattle area to collect some of the prime autumn leaves in reds and pinks and burgundies; I have a feeling that around here all I’ll have to do is watch and wait for the wind to blow!