Friday, October 17, 2008

Japanese Maple Tree


On this sunny autumn day, let's go for bold colors. My mum bought an exquisite red Japanese maple tree, which she carried home down the rue d'Auteuil. "Look, a tree that's gone for a walk!", a guy sitting at the café told his buddy - they weren't drunk, just playful.

On the sidewalk, I also found a couple of dead leaves, which had united to form a heart; this would have been perfect for Pia's My Heart Wanders project; a pity it comes too late!

27 comments:

Solange said...

very funny comment... hihi, it's indeed a very beautiful tree with nice colours.
here, the autumn has turned all leaves into the most beautiful colours, strange to think they will fall soon.

enjoy your weekend,

Solange

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Hee, hee, even trees get to travel a bit.

marie said...

lovely tree! i love autumn colors :)

A World in a PAN said...

I love maple trees. Here in Saumur, where I am for the weekend, they color the landscape beautifully.

artycho said...

Your mum's tree has got such amazing colours, what a great choice! I love these hearty leaves!

limonana said...

wow! such a gorgeous Japanese Maple...& the leaf heart is charming too...maybe mother nature is trying to show you her love...:o)

heidi said...

the japanese maple pic is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

lovely....
oooh and what luck to find the heart....mmm, smells of a sign..:)
nancy

Dave King said...

Your first photo could be used to make a stunning fabric design.

Mary-Laure said...

LIMONANA - oh, what a lovely interpretation (that nature may be trying to tell me something), thank you for that...

NANCY - may you be right, dear Nancy.

Alya said...

Wow, it truly is a beautiful tree. Look at all those colors!

Anairam said...

Oh, what a lovely heart! Autumn is such a lovely time of the year - I love the colours of the leaves!

Rebekah said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting. What a beautiful blog you have! I will most definately be back to visit with you again. Have a wonderful day!

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE the leaves! Trees are so pretty when their leaves change.
Aah... I'd love to sit at a cafe!

Vanessa said...

Today has been absolutely wonderful in Paris! I do so hope it keeps up. And you're a superstar, thanks for the lovely suggestions on what to do in the city. I'm really grateful!

miss cavendish said...

Beautiful colors!!

Jaimee said...

I just love Japanese Maples.
We have one in our front yard and it fills the view of our bay window...it feels like living in a tree house.

Rina said...

I love the heart! beautiful post!

Lu. Lu. said...

good eye, I'm glad you always have your camera ready to catch these moments~
have a good week!
-Lu

Bonbon Oiseau said...

such a pretty tree...and a lovely find tumbled to the sidewalk...xodeb

Esti said...

what a beautiful tree!

A Cuban In London said...

Beautiful images that more than reinforce my passion and love for autumn.

Thanks for popping by my blog.

Greetings from London.

Sea Angels said...

Those colours are 'drop dead gorgeous'better than spring even.
Ahhh poor sad heart just there for only a moment.......
Have a lovely week.
Hugs Lynn xx

Jill said...

beautiful photos! the red leaves and purple berries make a beautiful combination. and the leaf heart is so sweet...perhaps you should send it to Pia anyway :)

Kwana said...

That is funny and I adore that photo.

eclecticentertaining said...

I sometimes decorate with traditional autumn colors, but occasionally, I enjoy fall brights as you have shown them. Beauty!

mette/ungt blod said...

WOW those colours! crazy and beautiful! i just rediscovered your blog -you were one of the first to comment on my blog when i started it in january :)