Don’t know what these really are, but we always used to call them “helicopters”. Still do 🙂
This entry was posted on 25. May, 2014 by TheDailyClick. It was filed under May and was tagged with Dallas Arboretum, Helicopter, Helicopters, Japanese Maple, Macro, Nature, Photography, TheDailyClick.
Yup, helicopters! I remember picking up handfuls as a kid and throwing them up in the air to watch them flutter down. I think “maple key” is their “real” name.
25. May, 2014 at 09:35
Hmmm… I think I like helicopters better 😉 And yes, we’d throw them up in the air, too, and watch them flutter down again.
27. May, 2014 at 05:02
I always called them helicopters, too. 🙂
27. May, 2014 at 05:31
I agree about the name 🙂 – and the tree is a variant of the “Acer palmatum” or Japanese Maple (I have such one in my garden: http://truels.wordpress.com/2011/11/08/autumn-in-my-garden/ )
28. May, 2014 at 15:39
Yes, they are Japanese Maples, there are a lot of them at the Dallas Arboretum and they are some of my favorites!
28. May, 2014 at 21:28
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