Acer palmatum

Acer ThumbnailIt’s amazing what a difference a few days of sunshine and rain can do for a garden. This morning I had my coffee outside as usual and took a close look at the changes…

In just a week the new leaves of a small Acer in the Spring Garden have unfurled and turned a beautiful deep purple colour. Today was cloudy and windy with intermittent sunny spells. As the wind lifted the leaves the sun shone through turning them a warm orange.

Fantastic!  Here’s a few images to show how the leaves changed as the wind blew. Just click the first photo to view the gallery.