IMG_2766Beneath the Japanese maple, fallen leaves lay in a confetti carpet on the grass.


About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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39 Responses to Confetti

  1. Gosh, where did you find that place…? Is it even real? So beautiful!

  2. Confetti carpet! Huge fan of alliteration and your photos. Thank you, Eliza.

  3. Treah says:

    I noticed this tree today in your yard….absolutely gorgeous! Is this one the same hardiness as the red ones?

  4. Jenna Dee says:

    Beautiful. The colours nature provides us
    are incredible. The Japanese maple is my favourite tree. Thanks for sharing these lovely pics. 😉

  5. dorannrule says:

    That is an astounding array of color Eliza! Great photography and what a beautiful picture. 🙂

  6. LadyPinkRose says:

    Glorious captures, Eliza!!!! Beautiful!!! Love, Amy

  7. mk says:

    My first impression is that these photos remind me of elementary school, when we cut colorful paper leaves with snub-nosed scissors to decorate our school room for Thanksgiving. Such happy things, these colorful leaves. Now I look at this carpet and it seems like a treasure tossed from heaven.

    There are a few of these trees in my neighborhood. Besides the gingko, they’re the only really pretty fall trees around.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      They do remind me of those holiday decorations!
      I love all maples, but I do have my favorites, like these Japanese maples. What a gift!
      So you have trees that go dormant in LA? I thought it was eternal summer!

      • mk says:

        I think that about 10% of the trees near my house have leaves that fall. One of my trees drops its leaves but its not pretty. They just get dry & brownish & crunchy. But am seeing the occasional tree with red & gold leaves. Now I must go check to see if the leaves are like the ones you have.

      • mk says:

        Okay, I had to think about this one. I have a mulberry that drops it’s leaves, but it’s still green right now. And a pomegranate that loses its leaves, and it’s starting to do that. And a pecan tree that I can’t remember whether it loses leaves or not. 😳 Right now it’s still green. The olive & banana & lemon & pine & bottle brush trees stay green year-round!

      • Eliza Waters says:

        Does your pomegranate have lots of fruit? I love them & wish I had one in my yard, instead of paying mucho dinero for the ones in the market!
        Sometimes I wonder what I would plant if I lived in a warm climate. It would be a whole new game!

      • mk says:

        This year the pomegranate only gave about five large fruit. Other years it’s been loaded, but almost always the critters get to them before the humans. The neighbor across the street has a Huge pomegranate and it’s just loaded with fruit. I think folks should just put the fruit in a basket on the edge of their yard, and let the neighbors help themselves.

        Oh, we have a peach too. It gives many many little fruit that don’t seem to fully ripen. It’s a young tree, but maybe it needs some nutrient supplements? Our lemon tree bears wonderful large lemons all year long. I used to take two huge bags to work every couple of months, just to get rid of them. I’ve lived in this house 14 years and I have never actually eaten the bananas. I have two big bunches right now. In the front yard is rosemary that we use for ground cover, and spaghetti. And the artichokes in the back are doing nicely. Everyone around here seems to be planting artichoke.

  8. Robbie says:

    you just have an eye for beauty! A collage of fall right there on the ground:-) Perfect art created by nature-right at your feet!

  9. So pretty, Eliza. That photo would make a wonderful note card. I’m glad your garden still has color 😉

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Elizabeth. Yes, that’s about it for bright color. The wind has taken down the last of the Norway maple and even the oaks are shedding their last. Surprisingly, the calendula, even though tarnished by frost & somewhat bedraggled, continue to bloom.

  10. ladyfi says:

    Wow – how very beautiful!

  11. Joanne says:

    Oh how I love maple trees, and the gorgeous colours of their fallen leaves! I’m so pleased I dropped by today to share in this beauty. 🙂

  12. Mélanie says:

    Nature’s the best artist – the only one to reach perfection… simply magnifique, Eliza! 🙂

  13. Earth Angel says:

    Eliza Thank you so much for this. I grew up in Michigan and became very excited with the turning leaves (except for raking them), so seeing these photos bring back awesome memories!
    Have a great Thanksgiving!

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