Cheering ourselves up with Maples

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  1. dangerine49

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    Did a little more cheering up. I noticed a snail shell that apparently took a hydrangea elevator up and got stranded. As I took the shot I noticed this tiny fly doing gymnastics on an adjacent leaf. It was bouncing around for a couple of minutes on the same leaf. Very entertaining.
     

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    Lol, your Butterfly looks creamy white, best one I've seen this year.
     
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    A few more pictures before the heavens open , the last picture i have called 'any idea' had this for years and years, major root prune on this last fall was coming on nicely then the late frost and the terrible gales knocked it right back to the point i had to defoliate it completely 2/3 weeks ago and it's just bounced right back another week or so and should be back to how it should look , but still no wiser on the name/cultivar anyone ?? The reticulates have been stunning so far this year , the ground Amagi's especially and they are still holding good leaf colour and pattern , plus the Olsens and sister ghost are looking very pretty as well. Still very warm and muggy in the north , must start weeding next week !!!
     

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    Beautiful photos again this evening M, your Amagi's are looking stunning. No problems with the heat with those. The last one could be a Murasaki Kiyohime or a seedling of, looks very shrubby !?? Let's hope for some rain tonight and tomorrow with cooler temps. It does seem we this side of the Atlantic are having the same results this year, even though 200 miles from each other.
     
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    Hi D, , added some more pictures of the same tree over the past few years at various stages of growth both in the ground and potted, it's quite a medium size palmate leaf and a tall tree as well so i wouldn't think it's related to any of the hime's,was actually sold as a Matsuyoi which it clearly isn't , it's one for the ground again this year and will let it develop more, does have a nice fall colour as well as you can see. Would agree we are have a good showing this year and the fall should also be interesting ? Have trawled endless books over the years without success !!
     

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    Well it is a beautiful tree M what ever it is. What gorgeous Autumn colours. It does come to a stage after trawling books and internet when you have to say enough. Hopefully someone on here will give you the answer you require. If it's back in the ground soon, you will be expecting some serious growth as you had in 2016. Great 5 year photo diary. Enjoyed this.
     
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    Good morning everyone, cooler at last. Doesn't Summer rain smell so wonderful!! Took these just before it really came down.
    They look like they are 'happy trees' today, as the late great Bob Ross might say, Lol.
     

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    Well, 2 hrs later and the rain has watered everything. The wind is picking up now, so took these few quickly as they were looking quite nice.
    Do hope you enjoy these from this morning, especially if you are in very hot climates.
     

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    D, do enjoy them even though I am not in a hot climate.
    Though we get over 6 feet of rain a year, in July and August almost nothing.
    The latest forecast reflects that abrupt change so my wet pictures will fail to materialize oh so soon if not already.
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    Seiryu once again.
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    Good afternoon G, a lovely contrast between the two from Oregon US to Hampshire England. Your Seiryu looks pleasantly warm, you have caught them beautifully. Love the colour of the Samara.
     
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    Yay - rain here too today! I was totally beat after work today but I managed a few shots.
     

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    Good morning J, thankyou for sharing these lovely photos after your hard days work. Very thoughtful indeed.
    Rain and maples go together so well for photos. Just woken up over here in England and these have started my day off very nicely.
    Have a restful Sunday J.
     
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    Well lots of rain this past two days now, but back come the strong winds as well ,this has really been a problem this year for me. Trees that i don't usually see any wind related problems with are really showing signs of constant wind buffering day after day and week after week never seen it this bad has this year, but at least i know they will bounce back for next year , will just have to re position some of the larger containerised palmate leafed trees and give better protection though. Any way a few rain pictures from last week.This will save me watering for the next few days though.
     

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    The shigure batu is the tree that likes to think it's a dissectum where it's actually in the matsumurae group, looking at the tree though you would think it's a dissectum that's why i like this cultivar, a pic from a few years back just before i planted it out.The fall colours are very similar to viridis.
     

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    Good afternoon M, yes strong winds now, what weired weather patterns !!! I think your Ukigumo has won the prize of the day from me. (Photos 1 and 7), but all lovely as usual from you.
     
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    It's a bit of an inbetweenie, is that a botanical a word ?? lol. I agree with you it is a bit special. I like it's habit also. Would look nice next to one of the burgundy reds.
     
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    I thought I would post just this one today as it has survived the heat so well and IMO deserved a post on it's own. It is not known for heat tolerance, so I'm very pleased.
    My Acer palmatum 'Orange Dream'. IMG_20200628_131521322.jpg
     
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    Yeah, I wish. Working again today but it's a short day. Maybe more rain later. Took a few more this AM.
     

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    Good afternoon J , you have treated us all again. Amazing photography.
     
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    Ooops forgot to name the trees !!!
     
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    Lol well it is Sunday, Lazy day !!!!
     
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    I thought this looks nice. A fallen leaf from one of my seedlings on top of moss that was refreshed by rain last night.
     

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    Lovely Nik, the moisture on the leaf, the little imperfection at the bottom, where a bug has had a nibble, all makes this photo so natural and simple 'but special'.
     
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    Said i would never get another Orange dream after one which i had for years before parting with it, they just need so much shade which i couldn't give with it been such a large tree and i had grown this from a little Morrisons graft many many years ago , so what did i do last year bought another little fella £3.00 planted it out a few weeks back now and it's really taken off ,well protected by a huge purple ghost to the left and it just receives the slightest rays of sun through the fence so this should grow now, also said i wouldn't have another Katsura as well, but again bought this from Morrisons for £8.00 re potted into a 20 ltr pot with eracacious compost mixed with horticultural grit which i never ever use but thought i would just have a play with this to see what it does !! Thing is thriving now, looks like i will have to put up with this now as well. Both one season intrest cultivars for me but we will let them grow then try to give more shade this time as they grow larger and keep the size down more. D seeing you like ukigumos here's my other potted tree which i just keep tucked away , this one always shows nice pinks as well. First pic Orange dream then new one graft , then pic 3/4 Ukigumo and finally Katsura
     

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