Extreme Closeup

This weeks theme in the Gallery is Extreme Close up.

We have a tree on our front lawn. We used to call it “the Ring” tree when we first moved into our house about 3 years ago. It stands bang in the centre of the grass patch and, in the winter, can sometimes look a bit eery.

Come summer though the green leaves on it turn an amazing deep red colour and will continue to turn different shades, even looking almost crimson sometimes. To this day I’ve never worked out what kind of tree it is. I’m not green fingered in the slightest so, to me, if it’s not an oak or an evergreen I am completely clueless. I didn’t realise we had a cherry tree in the back garden till my neighbour told me!

Anyway, I became so taken with our “red” tree I tried to figure out what it was and took a few close up shots of the leaves to send to my friends. People came back with different suggestions so, to this day, I’m still not sure!


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  1. Shell Louise March 28, 2012 / 9:30 am

    I have no idea what it is but the colour of those leaves is wonderful 🙂

  2. Kelloggsville March 28, 2012 / 9:32 am

    I used to have a tree like this too, I never knew what it was either.

  3. helloitsgemma March 28, 2012 / 9:35 am

    no idea – but glorious colour!

  4. Jacq March 28, 2012 / 12:32 pm

    It’s a copper beech. We have a HUGE one on the our neighbours border and it is gorgeous but also is a PITA as it drops stuff all over the place 3 seasons out of 4!

    • notmyyearoff
      March 28, 2012 / 1:02 pm

      Hurrah!!! Thank you!! 🙂

  5. Nikki Thomas March 28, 2012 / 8:28 pm

    Ooh that is really unusual isn’t it? Lovely though!

  6. Lou @ SunnySide March 28, 2012 / 9:52 pm

    It looks like a beech tree to me, and I see someone else has said the same…Beautiful colour whatever it is 🙂

  7. alison pike (@fivegoblogging) March 28, 2012 / 10:15 pm

    Gorgoeous colours and a great photo 🙂

  8. Kirsty March 29, 2012 / 12:17 pm

    Beautiful colour, I love autumn leaves – how nice to have that colour through the summer as well!

  9. Kerry (@MultipleMummy) April 1, 2012 / 12:36 pm

    I love plants with red leaves like Acer trees! A great close up pic!

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