Sometimes in nature photography you get stuck on the same subject for a while. This Japanese Maple is in our front yard, and is one of my favorite signs of spring. When we bought this tree last fall, we got it in the ground fairly late in the season -- between that and the harsh winter we just got through, we never thought it would live. I took some time to explore the delicate leaves, and gorgeous color in the soft, warm light of a beautiful sunset last week. Enjoy!