Sunday, May 5, 2013

Two Trees; One Ring

Oh, wow!  What a difference this week has made. 

Maple is all dressed up and even has a little hat to wear.  Some of the leaves have flowers reaching out of these pink petal bits.  But not on my chosen leaves.  The spindly stems don't look strong enough to support this lush greenery.

And the butterfly is almost out of the chrysalis.  Such beautiful fan pleats and such a graceful shape.  As precise as if they had been freshly pressed this morning.  The leaves seem to be darker than they were last week and have a definite green tint to them that the camera doesn't pick up.  The whole tree has been transformed by these longer, fatter leaf buds at the end of every branch and twig.

Last night we had a family dinner and we could have BBQ and eat outside.  It was like summer and I hope it means the start of a long stretch of warm weather.  My grandkids picked flowers and decorated the table for us.  This morning the flowers are still bright and happy-making. 


Mimi said...

Yup, we've the same weather as you, again! Loving it!
I love the shape of maple leaves, and the fan shape in the other picture is beautiful. As is the "bokeh" background.
Doesn't the sun's appearance do our hearts good?

Susan Kane said...

Your tree photos--what a difference time makes! Nature is amazing!

Love the bouquet that graced your table.

Angie said...

Glad your weather is fine & everything is growing well. Have a great mothers day.


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