Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

October 29, 2006

The reddest tree I ever did see.

This is a tree in my neighbourhood. I never noticed it changing colour, it just sort of appeared out of nowhere last week. I grew up in Massachusetts, went to college for 2 years in Maine and visited New Hampshire during peak foliage time, but I've NEVER seen a tree turn this red before. I'm not very good at botany, but up close the leaves look like Japanese maple.

I came across this little mini-farm on the way home from taking pics of the tree. They have 3 cows in their yard. Bonney Lake was much more rural than it is now, in the not so distant past.


  1. Wow, that is stunning. Nature is so much better than art.

  2. Anonymous3:30 PM

    All of our "famous foliage" blew off of the trees about three hours after it appeared. Yup. Now it looks like winter, sans snow... for now.