Japanese maple

Dedication plaque outside the Nitobe Memorial Japanese Gardens at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Autumn (still can’t quite use the word ‘fall’) colours in Vancouver are gorgeous, but there is the tiny detail of the rain, which is incessant. So you have a window of approximately a week to enjoy the colour while it’s still actually on the trees. Soon after that it turns to something halfway between mulch and very pretty mud.

Taken in October of 2007