Saturday Snapshot~November 22

Time is flying the way it always seems to do just before Thanksgiving.  Here we are at Saturday again which means I get to join in with Saturday Snapshot hostessed by Melinda at West Metro Mommy Reads.  This is where we share photos taken by ourselves, family or friends, but not something you just found on the internet.  Think about joining in.  I know a lot of great photographers out there who should be part of this!


I don’t know if I’ve mentioned on here but we own two houses…one of the stumbling blocks to us getting to New Mexico. Oh, right, New Mexico…we own Three!  One of them is about a half hour south of the one where we live.  We usually drive down about once a week to check on things.  I was looking forward to the ride this week because I knew the Fall colors would be beautiful.  I was also looking forward to it because I know there is a Red Maple tree in the yard and I was wondering what it would look like.  I had the feeling it might be too late to catch the beauty of the tree.  Fortunately, I was wrong!

Red maple at Ralph's

I took a number of photos because I wanted to get as many angles as possible.  The tree had lost many of its leaves but there were enough left for some great photos.  I picked this one because I love the contrast of the red leaves, the late afternoon shadows on the trunk and the contrast of the blue sky.  As it happens so often, I don’t think this translates as well as it did in the actual photo.  But I like it anyway.

Red maple leaves on ground at Ralph's

Red maple leaves on a bed of ivy.  I love this one.  When I saw it in person, it looked like a field of poinsettia.  I love this because of the contrast between the red and green.  It almost looks like it should be used as a Christmas decoration!

Red maples have always been one of my favorite trees and I was so pleased that I got to catch the beauty of this one before it was gone for this year.

Be sure stop by at West Metro Mommy Reads to take a look at all of the other wonderful photos being shared there.

Happy Saturday!!

22 responses to “Saturday Snapshot~November 22

  1. Lucky you! I’ve never seen a red maple, sadly. Thanks for sharing yours with me.

    Here’s my Saturday Snapshot.

  2. Oh, I do love the red leaves on that tree, and you are right about the bed of leaves looking Christmassy. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing…and for visiting my blog.

  3. Love your photos and the vibrant colours in them. The colours of the trees looked really nice this year even over here on the east coast. Its hit or miss around here most years as we tend to get a nor’easter right as they change and they all get blown off.

    Sean at His and Her Hobbies.

  4. The reds are so beautiful. I like your first photo too- for all the reasons you chose it.

  5. Love the leaf pics! I am a big fan of leaves 🙂

  6. Wonderful that you have red maple leaves. I’m in Canada and I don’t get to see them, being in the Prairie province of Alberta. What we have is not red right now, but white. 😉

  7. Beautiful colours. 🙂

  8. Thanks for sharing your beautiful autumn colors. I love red maple leaves too. Unfortunately, our fall color was disappointing this year. We had heavy rain followed by wind that knocked almost all the leaves off our trees. So I’m glad you posted colorful leaves for me to enjoy.

  9. I do love seeing your Autumn photos as we swelter under our first really hot summery day here (it’s only 10.30 am and already it’s 30.5°C)!

  10. Beautiful photos – love those reds. Autumn here too, and I’ve been trying to capture mushroomy things. My Snapshot, which is very late, is at

  11. Weighting For 50

    Love, love, love red maple trees! Have a great week Fran!!!!!

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