Tuesday, May 7, 2013

fresh greens

Fresh greens, and lots of them!

I've been going out in the early morning, after chores, to photograph the greens.

Don't you love watching the new growth on trees?
The buds and flowers and foliage?

The initial fragility of the leaves and needles that will be relied upon to support the tree never fails to amaze me.

Every year, it amazes me.

Here in New England, there are shapes, colors and textures that appear for only a very short time each year - weeks, or even days.

Would you like to see some?

I winnowed down from about 80 images, because you may have other things to do besides looking at pictures of leaves.
And needles.

But do you have time for just seven?

White Birch (Betula papyrifera)

Balsam Fir (Abies balsamea)

North American Beech (Fagus grandifolia)

White Ash (Fraxinus americana)

 Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)

Black birch (Betula nigra)

 Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)
Ahhhhhh.  Isn't that a breath of cool morning air, after chores?

Coming soon: 
goat updates (and names to be chosen!)
a handy (yet unlikely) kitchen tip
and a special yarny giveaway!


  1. They're all gorgeous, but my fav is the black birch.

    1. And they are tasty, too! Black birch twigs taste like spearmint. I think moose love to browse black birch because moose always like to have minty-fresh breath ;)

  2. The wonder of nature - renewing, promising good things and encouragement after the dark dreary days of winter. Just love it :)

  3. I do indeed enjoy looking at unfurling leaves. Our hazel tree in the garden is bursting into leaf right now, and I couldn't be happier with it.

  4. Oh my word, those greens!!! Isn't nature wonderful :)


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