During the month of October I took a picture of my Japanese Maple everyday to capture the gradual change in colour up to total leaf drop. The idea was to produce some kind of stop motion animation but looking at that gives me a headache ( a tripod would’ve been useful!). Anyway, click below for a much shorter series of photos displaying the main changes during the month.
I have quite a few self sown seedlings cropping up around my garden due to a full size birch next door and a full size field maple in my garden. Over the past few years I’ve been growing/training some of these as future bonsai. It’s fascinating to see the size difference between full size leaves and the leaves of bonsai material grown in shallow pots.