No lightening, no thunder, no dark clouds this morning. So I went for a walk down the neighborhood bike trail, pausing to take pictures of late spring leaves. I’m always a bit surprised by the colors and continue to be amazed at how new leaves unfold.
A few more leaf pictures from Thursday’s morning walk.
Such strange flowers / seeds hanging below the leaves.
Leaves and sky and water.
Have you looked, really looked, at leaves on trees in the springtime?
As in walk over to a tree and examine the little bits of green growing on the branches?
New leaves are AMAZING!
Tiny and perfectly shaped.
Reaching for sunlight.
Connected to branch to trunk to earth.
Growing from branches old and new.
Unfurling as they expand.
Ready to dance in a breeze.
Thank-you, Nancy Merrill, for this week’s photo challenge:
… take three photos of the same subject, but from different angles or distances or whatever. This will give you the chance to look at your subject in a lot of different ways. This is the only rule, so have fun.
The pictures are from yesterday’s morning walk (to see post click here). There are more leaf pictures to come!
Wandering down to get the mail on Saturday I noticed the new leaves on the tree in the front yard. It’s finally been sunny and warm enough here in central Iowa for leaves to burst from buds!
She wore her yellow sun-bonnet,
She wore her greenest gown;
She turned to the south wind
And curtsied up and down.
She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbour:
“Winter is dead.”
A.A.Milne, in When We Were Very Young, Copyright, 1924 by E. P. Dutton, Copyright Renewal, 1952, by A. A. Milne
Daffodil season is a month or more away here in central Iowa. But I read the A. A. Milne poem the other day and couldn’t resist sharing. The pictures are from an outing last spring to Reiman Gardens, Iowa State University, Ames (click here to discover Reiman Gardens). The bright yellow makes me smile despite the overcast, rainy, gray day out my window this morning.
Have a beautiful day!
Spring is on the way! I marvel, even wonder, at buds swelling on the end of tree branches.
With eyes open and a camera in hand, I found a few other things of wonder in my neighborhood this morning.
Thanks, Frank, for the photo challenge!