Jet me introduce you to our Trees on display; we enjoy 4 Red Maple Trees
on our property;
They are about 20 years Young; They are still quite small in comparison to others in the area of the same age;
This tree number 1 is the smallest as we almost lost it in our first year here--13 years ago; it is flanked by 2 Pine trees that were much smaller in size then. You cannot see the true color, but the neighbor trees are in full spectrum just for you.
Tree number 2 is the size of the remaining 2 on our property; You can see two additional trees down the street showing off their Fall wardrobes; [you can also see the neighbor's New Trans Am--orange and loud--only Dad drives it.
This is tree number 3; it is seen against two more brilliant examples of Michigan Fall Color-Trees.
This tree has a story to share--about 6 years ago, it was hit-side-swiped by a neighbor. She had just come from her home one street East of us. It turns out that her husband had just announced he was divorcing her and leaving with his new love on the morrow; The poor thing wanted to give us her lawyer's name & number.---HOW could anyone do anything like that [lawsuit] to someone in her situation.
We had someone out to look at it who said that it probably would not survive that winter.
OK, look at it now--not only did it survive, but it is the fullest and prettiest of the 4 trees on our lot. Never heard what happened to this woman except that she lost the house and he took all the funds from their account.
As this tree-that should not have lived--grew, we hope she will drive by & realize that:
this one "is for HER" Our prayer is that she, like this tree, survived & grew these last years.
Because of it's history, I made some closeups for you to see:
Can you See the Red in the Leaves; the Life that can go strong through to December.
These Trees [we do have 4, but the last tree is out front & our neighbor is there cutting wood blocks for his heating for this winter--actually, he uses wood all year when needed-, and I didn't want him to think I was taking photos of him.
Now that you have seen our short,but very personal Tour of Fall Color--here in our part of Macomb Co. MI. --you need to know that we do appreciate these great trees that are very slow growing, sturdy, and colorful.
However, the leaves are huge--hand sized and larger 5" -6" across,
These leaves never seem to want to fall along with all the others in the area. So therefore, in November & December [you read that correctly--December] when everyone had identified their own leaves & taken care of them, WE still have leaves on the limbs.
That my friends, is why we start praying each time we hear the winds of Fall blowing around. We wish the leaves to fall and, if possible, to blow into all the yards East of us. LOL
Ah Fall Leaves--the color---the clean-up---the Fun.
Live, Learn, Love, & always remember to Laugh!
a Keyless start....a Forward Looking VIEW from the DASH; Join the RIDE
Barb & Sal