October is show time for the Full Moon Maple in our front yard. It takes its time. Color change is subtle at first. Then, suddenly, it bursts forth in a blaze of glory!
Reflected light fills the house, in the family room -
In the master bedroom window upstairs,
and in the upstairs home office.
In October the entry garden glows.
Elsewhere color is creeping in too, like the Stewartia down the path
The hostas and hydrangeas
The Korean dogwood and the Japanese maple in the back yard, in the shade, are slower, spreading out the show.
And it's always nice to borrow a splash of color from the neighbor too.
What a glorious time of the year!