As winter draws near Posted by Photonstopper on November 16, 2021 Posted in: Uncategorized. Tagged: ice, japanese maple, leaf, photograph, poem, poetry, red, snow, winter. Leave a comment Just as the Japanese Maple reached full fall glory, the first snow arrived. Burdened by the icy wet, leaves shower from the treetop down; they dress the ground beneath the tree in brilliance not seen in a year. As winter draws near.