Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Norway Maple

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!


  1. Aha! I was curious about your "mystery tree"!

    "I have a feeling that around here all I’ll have to do is watch and wait for the wind to blow!"

    Is catching a falling leaf good luck? I was told that when I was young and I used to chase after them!

  2. Sounds lucky to me! :D I've heard the same thing about catching the little dandelion poofs on the wind!

  3. Frankly, this tree does not look to shaby in the spring either.

    Thanks for posting, as usual.

  4. Hey there, don't rush away the summer yet! ;-) Actually, Autumn is my 2nd favorite season, the leaf action is absolutely catchy.

  5. Silly me- I thought all maples were Canadian!

  6. Good point Barbara! I'm having so much fun this spring. Spring in Washington is beautiful, of course, but there the evergreens all put out the bright-green fingertips (which are so wonderful), and there are not nearly so many deciduous trees. It's wonderful to be surrounded by so many flowering trees! Imagine my extreme pleasure to find the dogwoods growing here too. That reminds me, I have to get some pictures of them to share with you! How I love the dogwoods. :)

    Crystal, you caught me... I do try to give summer a skip (but it never works). I admit, I am much more partial to the cool weather, and summer is my least favorite season of the four. However, whenever I’m dying of heat, I always try to remember that without summer to swell the fruits of the earth, there would be no autumn harvest!

    Traveller One, I love maples of all persuasions! It’s hard for me to pick a favorite, although I am quite partial to Japanese maples. It’s safe to say that I never met a maple that I didn’t like!


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