Ack, fleas, it must be the heat! Yes pulgas or puces indeed. Thankfully we do not get too many here. Even on the dogs, and thank you. They are good dogs most of the time! :) @zfrittz Indeed, the pictures I posted are not Acer granatense. That has been confirmed. As far as I could guess, the picture posted could be Acer granatense, or from the picture, and if in an arboretum, Acer hyrcanum. Note though that hyrcanum is not native to your region. Here are some pictures from today of a lovely maple that does well here, the Vine Maple Acer circinatum. I watered it today for the first time this year, so it is resisting the dry very well.