December 10, 2011

Maple: noun

Maples have so many faces, shapes, sizes and colors. 
How I love all that variety.
Oh, and those winged fruits.

maple |ˈmāpəl|nouna tree or shrub with lobed leaves, winged fruits, and colorful autumn foliage, grown as an ornamental or for its timber or syrupy sap. Genus Acer, family Aceraceae: many species, including the common European field maple ( A. campestre), the North American sugar maple ( A. saccharum), and the Japanese maple ( A. palmatum), which has many cultivars.• the flavor of maple syrup or maple sugar.


Teresa Evangeline said...

Love the photo. Maples do have such wonderful shades of color.

This might call for some french toast with maple syrup in the morning. Now see what you've done?

Sea Mist and Sunsets said...

Thanks Teresa,
Now you have gone and done it. I have been craving french toast or pancakes with maple syrup for months. Have the day off today with errands to chase. Maybe they should begin with a bit of a maple treat. Hmm.

Blog Widget by LinkWithin