Friday, December 10, 2010

Scans of Autumn

 I couldn't let all of those gorgeous autumn leaves just fall to the ground without first falling on my scanner!

For a list of all of the maples represented in this scan, click here.

'Orange Dream,' Suminagashi,' 'Bloodgood,' and 'Orange Dream.'

Getting a little more creative here ...

'Viridis,' 'Orange Dream,' and 'Suminagasihi' (left)
Virginia sweetspire, 'Little Henry,' 'Bloodgood,' and 'Orange Dream' (right) 

A "starburst" of maples

'Viridis' and 'Sango Kaku'

'Sango Kaku'
Coral Bark Maple

Chinese Pistache
Pistacia chinensis


'Fire Dragon' Shantung Maple

To see previous scans of my garden, click here

If you'd like to learn more about this fun technique 
to "photograph" your garden, click here

And with that, I must bid...
adieu to autumn and farewell to fall

For it is time to say... 
welcome to winter

Until next time...
Stay warm and happy dreams of spring!

Toni :-)


  1. Pretty! I especially like the bright leaves of Sango Kaku. Winter temperatures have finally come to southcentral PA and we are truly in winter mode - and yes, I am dreaming of spring. But don't tell my daughter; she's looking forward to snow!

  2. Lovely photographs. You have inspired me to try this technique. I bookmarked the instructions for a start. Carolyn

  3. Just beautiful! I'm so very jealous of your many Japanese maples. I need to get the scanner going one night and let those creative juices flow....

  4. @Garden Sense: The Sango Kaku was the prettiest this year!! Oh, to be young again when it was fun to play in the snow :-)

    @Carolyn: Warning -- scanning is addictive :-) I hope you do give it a try, though! I'd love to see what you come up with.

    @Floridagirl: You've got plenty of scanning material all year long -- even with Jack Frost visiting.

  5. Great scans. You are creative trying so many different themes this year.

  6. Wow, great pictures. I definitely need to keep thinking "scanner" as well...I used it once, thought it was cool, and after that I haven't come back to it.

  7. Your scans are always so beautiful! I love Japanese maples throughout the year. I like the way you highlight their lovely shapes as well as their great fall colors.

  8. @gardenwalk: Thanks! Yes, I'm trying to scan monthly to capture my garden as it changes through the year.

    @ProfRoush: Thanks for your comment. From the minute I first came across the scanning, I've been hooked! Can be a little addicting :-) Hours fly by!!

    @debsgarden: I'm sure I'll have some spring maples on the scanner! I just got a new maple called 'Peaches & Cream,' and I think its spring foliage will be scanner worthy :-) Stay tuned! Thanks for visiting!!

  9. Hi Toni, this is my first visit to your blog. I like it! The scanning idea is new to me, and presents another possibility for creative garden-related activity. See you next time ... cheers, catmint

  10. Thanks for bringing us suck a fantastic picture of autumn!!!!