#SundayStills – Monthly Color Challenge: Ruby Wine

In the midst of getting the yard project completed, I completely missed autumn this year. I had zero pictures of the colors and the leaves but then again, autumn 2021 has been weird – warm and rainy.

No matter, I have plenty of pictures for this week’s #SundayStills Challenge and I would like to get into a festive mood for this first picture.

I have a feeling holiday 2021 will be subdue around here unlike 2018 or even 2019. 2018 was my aunt and cousin’s first Christmas in the U.S. They had just immigrated in December 2018 and mom decided to treat them like guests despite they were here to stay. We visited all the places in Salt Lake City that tourists visited – Temple Square, City Creek Center, and well, that’s basically it.

I saw this huge bauble at the City Creek Center and couldn’t help taking a picture of it. I guess that came in handy.

My next two pictures came, surprisingly, from the spring of 2019. I have two Japanese maple trees – one in the front yard and the other in the back. Each year during spring, when new leaves begin to sprout, those leaves would start out this deep red color and then, it will turn brownish (like the second picture) and then green. So for a period of time in the spring, I would have two trees with very strange deep red color.

It doesn’t turn this red in autumn though. In autumn, these leaves are closer to orange than red.

My final picture also came from the Spring of 2019. This was a leaf from my strawberry bushes. I thought it was peculiar as to why this leaf is this color while all the other leaves are green. Hmm…

7 thoughts on “#SundayStills – Monthly Color Challenge: Ruby Wine

  1. Your rubywine images are so perfect for the season and the prompt, Yinglan! I love that Christmas ornament! Your Japanese maple grows the opposite colors from my old one. My former neighbor has one that starts out dark red, then green then red again! Gorgeous photography!

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