Even Number One son asked about it .. so you have to know it sticks out ?
Our skies are dark and stormy with weather fronts colliding .. a gust of Arctic air is sweeping in .. threatening wet flurries .. that makes me laugh .. it makes me say "as opposed to DRY flurries" ?? .. I'm so darn sarcastic at times it is silly .. good thing none of you are ever in my car when I am driving ... phew !!
In any case .. this remarkable maple is turning red from the outside in .. you can see the still lush green leaves further down inside the tree. It is such a pretty tree from Spring till winter .. even though it is battling something dark and sinister, insert sound of thunder rolling by ... creepy music too !
That dark gray sky is an amazing backdrop for Autumn leaves !
If you click on this picture you will see what the "dark and sinister" battle is for this lovely tree. Black Tar Spot .. the poor little guy caught it the first year he was with us .. it isn't terminal .. but it can be quite ugly .. I see beyond that though because the colours are still beautiful and the cycle for this awful "spot" is winding down finally .. the spots are much smaller now .. I think of them as black freckles for Halloween ?