Sunday, April 28, 2013

Two Trees; One Ring

Oh, my...we have drama today! 

The maple has finally begun to spread her wings.  Such a beautiful green. 

And look how copper beech is coming out of her shell.  That pale copper shade at the tip is what we can expect the new leaf to look like when it finally emerges.  maybe next week?  The parent tree is already almost in full leaf.

Last night it rained. Now, for a while,  the sun has come back to us.  The lily of the valley were just standing there, clothed in droplets of rain, waiting to dry.  They will be putting on a show for us later this week- the buds are just poised to open. 

And one of my favorite groundcovers, alchemilla, catches every drop.

Each leaf holds a different assortment of water gems.

I think that this is when the true beauty of this plant really shows.  It will eventually push up a bunch of chartreuse flowers that make it look kind of ratty.  Well, I think so anyway.  So, today is a good day to show off. 


Lisa Southard said...

Beautiful pictures Stephanie, so fresh and promising :-)

Mimi said...

Love those unfurling leaves!
And the water droplets really make the alchemilla leaves shine!
It's great to see the new life unfolding.

Sue H said...

I have that Alchemila erupting all over my garden! But it does look pretty after the rain! :-)

Angie said...


Jesh St Germain said...

the water looks like diamonds!


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