Some very colorful trees at our neighbors across the street and on the corner.
I get a good look at these every time I step out our front door.
So pretty with the blue sky for background.
Taken from our backyard, this is the tree in my aunt's backyard.
A small tree in the front yard of the house between ours and my aunt's place. This house has been empty for over a year. Not sure it'll ever sell.
Across at the neighbor's again.
I love the mix of colors. So vivid in the sunlight.
Next I focused my attention on a large Japanese maple between my aunt's driveway and the next door neighbor (now empty).
One of my favorites. :D
Same thing, but with different settings on the camera. I like how this version looks like it was taken on a cold, foggy morning.
I had fun looking for different angles and shots.
Two more similar shots. A little wider on this one.
I kept wanting to hide the house in the background as much as possible.
Can you tell I love the sunlight through the leaves?
Makes me think of a mythical firebird.
Vivid contrasts of color.
I like the effect of one leaf shadowed against another here.
I'm so grateful I thought to go out and take some pictures. From the forecast it's unlikely these trees will look this good again on a sunny day.
Love that red!
This is actually a tight crop from the original photo. I liked these few leaves grouped together against the sky.
I believe this is a banana tree. Again, I liked the sun shining through the big leaves.
Our former neighbor was quite a gardener. It's a shame to see the place fall into such a mess, the gardens in front and back becoming a jungle.