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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. About living in Italy, the Veneto area near Venice; in Indonesia, central Java. Why we love the southeast of the United States and moved back from Italy. Our love for gardening, the botanical way. Sharing with you our manifold treasures from exotic places and even offering several at Spectrenoir: http://ebay.to/2xI69uc, for others to enjoy. As well as high end silver items from Giovanni Raspini, Italy. I also do classes and consulting... too much to list here! Love to bring back some romance and quality to the daily life of others... 

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Our Acer Saccharum Marshall or Sugar Maple Tree at its BEST

Already on November 20, I've taken these golden photos of our Sugar Maple Tree or Acer Saccharum Marshall.
Such a marvel to look at this Acer Saccharum Marshall!
Here you see the white bridge just to the right below the Acer Saccharum Marshall as this photo got taken from a different angle.
The weather at the time was fabulous too!
Bonus of living in the South...
Its neighbor the Red Maple or Acer Rubrum photographed with the house in the back.
Our Italian cypress are still alive, that is two of the original three. Though not very happy as they show lots of brown. We love them so much as they remind us of our time in Italy...
To the right are the leaves of yet another of our Acer trees, the Acer Negundo Kelly's Gold
A beautiful Ginkgo tree we captured on our recent biking trip on November 28!
Such a glorious sight.
Wishing you a great autumn or summer, depending which part of the world you are in.

Thanks for your visit and comment.

Related links:
{Our Acer - Maple Trees} | previous post by me
{Fall Colors & Clearing the Underbrush} | previous post by me

34 comments:

  1. Hello Mariette, I love autumn so much; that is one reason that convinced me to stay late in Ohio this year. Unfortunately, although there was a little color, fall this year was basically a dud. Often there is so much color (Ohio has large maple-beech forests) that one simply gasps when taking it all in. We also know some places where there are wooded vistas that are usually spectacular. Lucky you--your trees are all magnificent.
    --Jim

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    1. Dearest Jim,
      Yes, this autumn was a perfect one for our garden, much to our surprise in regard to late summer's drought.
      No doubt can Ohio put on quite a show with its maple-beech forests but as you mention, 2019 was not a highlight year in color display. It is so true when living in near the equator that one misses the seasons and autumn is such a special one.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. Wonderful trees, dearest Mariette!
    Wishing you a lovely week!
    Love and hugs, Claudia xo

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    1. Dearest Claudia,
      Yes, the sure were at their very best this autumn!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  3. Liebe Mariette,
    liebe Grüße zum Advent
    Elisabeth

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    1. Liebe Elisabeth,
      Danke und auch Dir ein schöner 1. Advent.
      Liebe Grüße,
      Mariette

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  4. Wonderful autumn and bark very nice weather.

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    1. Dearest Agnes,
      Yes, it sure was that day and even today with clear blue sky and sunny weather, though a lot cooler.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  5. Stupende fotografie, l'ultima mi piace tanto, indossi una maglia gialla che si intona con le foglie dell'albero.
    Buon inizio settimana.

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    1. Caro Giancarlo,
      Grazie e sì, tali colori autunnali ci rendono felici! La mia giacca antivento si sposa bene con le foglie d'oro.
      Abbracci,
      Mariette

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  6. The trees are glorious! Our trees lost their leaves ages ago now, it seems, and today everything is covered in white with 10 - 15 cm of snow overnight. Very different climate, ours to yours. :-)

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    1. Dearest Kim,
      Even if it is only for a brief moment that we can enjoy these colors, it is nature's splendor.
      You got lots of snow then and yes, that is quite a contrast to ours here.
      Hugs and stay cozy,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Anne,
      Yes they sure were this year! Gone now after rain and strong winds but we have these photos.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Jo-Anne,
      They sure are all three very special.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  9. The sugar maple tree is beautiful with gorgeous colors. Stunning with a blue sky in the back and also the leaves color the ground so beautifully! And I love the gingko tree. The bright yellow leaves are a treat for eyes in autumn :-)

    Happy December, Mariette!

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    1. Dearest Tamago,
      Thank you and yes the sugar maples has been such a delight this autumn, both in shape and color.
      That ginkgo tree was a true show case!
      Sending you hugs,
      Mariette

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  10. Best time to live in tree-lined communities! All the colors of fall/winter! Enjoy!

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    1. Dearest Debbie,
      Yes, for a brief moment it is a wonderful view but only in the autumn, not in winter!
      We have enjoyed it while it lasted and keep only these photos as memory.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  11. Wauw, wat een kleur heeft die Ginkgo..niet te geloven. De onze was geel, maar die daar is nog geler denk ik. Prachtig...
    En jullie collectie Acers is ook mooi, die variatie aan kleuren.
    Ook nooit geweten dat jullie van die mooie ijle Italiaanse cipressen hadden staan. Dat is zo statig in Italië,die lanen naar de huizen met aan weerszijden die cipressen...Die van jullie zijn trouwens ook al aardig hoog...

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    1. Beste Marian,
      Ja, een heel mooie Ginkgo is dat wel, wij hebben er nooit geluk mee gehad, zeker drie geprobeerd en nog maar een halve over nu.
      We hebben veel Acers, veel soorten van klein tot groot maar deze Sugar Maple van de Ahorn siroop dus, die is wel heel bijzonder.
      Ja, we hebben destijds jacht gemaakt op de èchte Italiaanse cipressen en er 3 potten van besteld. Aanvankelijk ging het goed met alle drie en al snel kwamen ze boven de dakgoot uit. Maar happy zijn ze zeker niet, teveel bruin erin... dan laten ze ook hun naalden teveel vallen en worden kaler. Voor ons een herinnering aan de tijd in Italië want daar horen ze echt in het landschap!
      Liefs,
      Mariette

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  12. The leaves are beautiful. Let's enjoy an autumn gift from nature.

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    1. Dearest RTC.,
      You are so right in this and yes, we sure indulged in nature's autumn gift!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  13. No matter where I find myself during Fall months, beauty abounds! Your trees are exquisite.
    Love,
    Your Soul Sister

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    1. Dearest Helen,
      Thank you and yes, as long as we're open to beauty, there is plenty of it during autumn!
      We were very lucky this year indeed, a show case.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  14. De hermosos colores, se han teñido las hohas de esos grandes áboles. Es la magia que tiene el tiempo de otoño y aunque ocurre todos los años, nunca deja de sorprendernos.

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    1. Querida Ventana de Foto,
      Sí, cada otoño es un escaparate y algunos años los hacen funcionar mejor que otros años.
      Abrazos
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest R's Rue,
      Thank you so much and sending love straight back to you!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  16. Wow such amazing color. Enjoy the beautiful weather. I am headed east to visit a daughter who lives in Charlotte.

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    1. Dearest Janey,
      Autumn 2019 sure did perform very well and I'm glad I captured it in time before the wind took them down.
      Hope you have a lovely time with your daughter in beautiful Charlotte!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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