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Red Snake Bark Maple

London is an incredible city, with so much to see and do.  It is a very walkable city too: it is not as big as you might think and a bit of advance planning will let you link plenty of sights together with a pleasant walk.  It’s not all hard concrete pavements, either; green squares and parks abound.

If you still want more tress, then head to the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, where you can explore 121 hectares of gardens and botanical glasshouses.  Kew was founded in 1759, and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003, and with a heritage like that you can explore the place over and over again and still discover something new.

On a recent visit, this Red Snake Bark Maple tree (Acer capillipes) caught my eye.

Such beautiful markings, you can see why it got the name.

And ripe for a bit of fun with some photo editing manipulation:

Colours inverted and shadow increased

Colours inverted and shadow increased

Neon red conversion with fade

Neon red conversion with fade


Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, TW9 3AB

Linked to Sonel’s weekly Photo Editing Challenge: Trees and Ruby Tuesday.


10 replies »

  1. What beautiful trees you have there Debbie and a great capture as well hon. Love the editing affects you applied. Hope you had lots of fun hon. 😀
    Thanks for taking part and for sharing. *big hugs*


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