<p>Autumn sets a Japanese maple afire with color. The tree <i>(Acer palmatum)</i> is one species among many at the Portland Japanese Garden in Oregon, a 5.5-acre showplace meant to evoke the gardens of an estate in pre-modern Japan.</p>

Portland, Oregon

Autumn sets a Japanese maple afire with color. The tree (Acer palmatum) is one species among many at the Portland Japanese Garden in Oregon, a 5.5-acre showplace meant to evoke the gardens of an estate in pre-modern Japan.

Photograph by Sonja, flickr/Getty Images

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