Thursday, April 8, 2010

Garden babies

Just like babies anywhere, leaves arrive all wrinkly from their cramped pre-birth conditions. And they already seem look like their parents, too.


Can you see the maple leaves?


This is a set of beautyberry leaves.  The stems from last winter's berries have made a little tangle of fence at the bottom.  Guarding the new growth?


The mountain ash or rowanberry tree has a lot of leaf to unfurl.  This one will be twenty times longer by May.


Doesn't the emerging copper beech leaf look like a little snake?

It takes time for the new leaves to fully emerge.  That slow, but sure, progress is for me one of the best things about spring.  What brings you joy in the spring?

5 comments:

jeannette said...

leaves in this state I find the most exciting, for they do look like babies, like you say -young, fragile and cute!

Ginny said...

Love the pictures of different new leaf growth. The Beautyberry leaaf is my favorite, it seems so delicate, and I like the pretty texture. I have never heard of it. EWWWW to the one that looks like a snake!

Rudee said...

The color, green. I love green.

Mimi said...

"Just like babies anywhere, leaves arrive all wrinkly from their cramped pre-birth conditions." I love this analogy, Stephanie!
And that last leaf does look like a snake!
Spring- what I love most about it is the promise of longer, warmer days as the sun wakes from its winter slumber.
I was thinking of you a few minutes ago as I read Robin's post about a walk in Howth!

Gill - That British Woman said...

those a super shots, well done.

Gill in Ontario

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