Sunrise, colour & heat pictures

My (almost) Wordless Wednesday picture has evolved into pictures.
The first was a sight that greeted me as I woke this morning, looking out the window. 

Fantastic colours over the horizon as the sun rose.

I thought 'hmmm ... this has to the one for today'.

Then driving along today, I saw this Japanese  Maple.

What a sight. Now this is why we grow these, along with colour and texture they provide throughout the year. Smashing, perfect for a Wordless Wednesday picture.

So, pictures from the morning and daytime. One for the evening to cap off the triology :o)

Enjoy the rest of your day.