Sunday, February 17, 2013

Two Trees; One Ring

It's been a week.  A pretty mild week weather-wise.  Some rain, a bunch of sun and quite a few clouds.  But it seems to be doing the trees some good. I took these photos yesterday afternoon as I wasn't sure I'd have time this morning.  It was much later in the day than I usually take these pictures.  It's interesting to see the difference between morning light and that of late afternoon. 

Progress for the maple is not just wishful thinking any more.  It really is sprouting some leaves now. At least I assume they are leaves.  Will we be surprised?

And the copper beech is just slowly doing its thing.  It doesn't seem to have dramatic turns in the spring.  Can you see how flat the light is at this time of day? 

And,  here are some winter blooms which I couldn't resist sharing.  Ivory Prince, our lovely hellebore, is making his way to the stage.  I'm sorry to report that his friend, Hot Flash, is not going to perform this year.  She seems to have taken her prickly leaves and gone into retirement for a while.  


Paws on the Run said...

You skipped right over Saturday's Stash!! How's my sweater making out. ;)

Mimi said...

Lol at Paws comment, I had forgotten bout Saturday Stash!
Now, to the garden..I didn't really notive the light, I was so focused on the growth in those trees. They're really coming into their own now, and getting ready to open up and out.
The hellbore is lovely, anything that's willing to flower in winter deserves a place in the garden.

Empty Nester said...

HOT flash? Prickly leaves? Hahahahaha Sorry, that's too just funny. We were promised snow flurries this weekend. NEVER happened. Our trees, etc. have been blooming here and I hate to think what might happen if the cold temps last.


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