Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Autumn Leaves

"Along this road 
Going with no one 
Autumn evening"
Matsuo Basho

As Autumn gets into full swing, the leaves are starting to change color and drop. 

This year the dwarf Japanese Maple that is the centerpiece of the garden looks spectacular. Although I know that this too will pass, I can't help but look out upon the tree with a feeling of joy. 

I know that the scene will change, but in the meantime, I'm going to sit back and take in the view.

I also wanted to a show how the dwarf maple along the Dragon's Spine is doing. It turns a very bright red and is a nice contrast with the Maple in the Zen garden. 

This will be the last year to see this tree without a fence as a backdrop. Next spring I plan to extend the Japanese style fence the full length of the back yard. I may have to trim the back of the tree a bit so that it doesn't grow into the fence.


  1. Good looking garden Dave. Long time since UMass Field School.

    1. Hey Alan. Good to hear from you. Glad you like the garden. Its sort of my mid-life crisis. The alternative was hookers and motorbikes, so my wife was good with the choice of gardening.