Amazing Maple Leaves

Just the other day I saw a quote from Abraham Lincoln where he warned us that:

“The problem with internet quotes is that you can’t always depend on their accuracy” -Abraham Lincoln, 1864
 

So when I started reading about Maple leaves and the trees they come from, it was confusing. Some sources say that there are hundreds of varieties of maples and some say that there are thousands of types of maples. Let’s just go with there are a lot of different maples in the world.

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Every morning I go for a walk. Yesterday was different because we finally saw some sunlight peeking through the clouds. The clouds and rain have been plaguing us for a while. The maple trees are peeking in color so it was quite a show. Halfway around my normal route I started collecting some of the different leaves I came across.

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Here are some pictures we took of my collection:

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Unfortunately my photography does not do the colors justice. The leaves range from a bright yellow to to deep burgundy and everything in between.

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As you can see there all kinds of variation to the shapes as well as color. The size ranged from bigger than my hand spread out to the size of my finger print. What a fun project!

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We had our first snow of the year and that speeds up the process of leaves falling from the trees. They are still colorful for a day or two and then they wither and the color fades.

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If it is nice out where you live, quit reading this and get outside and enjoy it. There are so many wonderful things to see in this world and all the nature stuff is free!

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Meet the Dan behind Dan330. He started a Pinterest account in December 2011 while off on a leave from his day job as a captain on an Airbus A330. While traveling the world, Dan practiced his longtime hobby of photography and developed his eye for natural beauty and appreciation of great photography. Continuing his love of exploration and great pictures, Dan added Pinterest to his daily routine; especially during the long Minnesota winters. His eye for great photography was recognized by the Pinterest community and in just under one year, Dan330 had attracted over one million followers. Dan and his wife Laurie have three children, seven grandchildren and two grand puppies. When not pinning, Dan loves to travel and participate in just about any outdoor activity. There are a few exceptions to this, but to find out what they are you have to go to the Dan330 board dedicated to “Things he won’t do”.