Sunday, March 10, 2013

Two Trees; One Ring

I should have taken these photos yesterday while the sun was shining and the air felt like spring had actually arrived.  Today, I had to wait until the shower stopped.

But, those lovely two days of warmth have brought the maple buds a little further along.  It's a slow process, isn't it?  It reminds me of that last month before the baby arrives...I just wanted to see the new life.  On with the show, already!

Nothing seems to hurry the copper beech, though.  Heck, it's still sporting last year's leaves.   When it's time, something will happen, I'm sure.  I wonder if it'll be really dramatic and sudden?  Of course,  that's why I'm doing this project: so I'll know.

Even though we've had a couple of spring-like days, most of the week was awash with rain.  The trees are definitely getting their fair share.  I'll leave you with our heather which is always beautiful no matter what the weather. 


Mimi said...

I love heathers too, even though I've none in the garden (not to self, must rectify this!).
There are definite signs of growth, but you're right, it is slow. I suppose that's the value of a project like yours, you really appreciate how patient nature is!

Cathy Olliffe-Webster said...

Oh my, buds and greenery. Beautiful pictures! We're still buried in snow here but there are lovely changes in the air that means spring is on the way.

Rachel Cotterill said...

We had a bit of bait-and-switch with our weather, it looked like it was going to be spring but now they're threatening snow again. The plants here don't know what to do!

Susan Kane said...

My lilacs are leafing out, and I hope some blooms are next!

Cindy said...

Lucky you have buds, me I'm just arriving home from 4 months away and I have 3 feet of snow in my yard, no buds, no green and no sign of Spring around the corner here. I wish I had time to get caught up on all your past posts, cheers


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