Archive for the ‘leaves’ Category
Walking through a forest in February is ordinarily a study in black and white values. The gray is consuming. The eye yearns for relief.
Fortunately, these puddles beckoned me over to admire them. I have not enhanced their colors. They are what they were when they called.
For those of you who do not know, NJ, USA was hit with a scary, freakish pre-Halloween snow storm. Power and internet service is just coming back after five days. While this was not a tragic event, it caused (among other things), the slashing of thousands of limbs from hundreds of trees, still sporting lush green leaves.
During the storm, my family and I slowly turned our heads to one another, then causiously moved from window to window to reluctently view the damage after each erie snap of a giant tree limb crashed onto the roof or to the ground.
It was strangely reminisent of a documentary we watched a couple of nights before the snow, called Radioactive Wolves. This time however, the damage was nature’s doing. She had wierdly reclaimed and rearragned our patio, yard and neighbor’s yard. It was kind of morosly beautitful, especially the startling find of new buds clinging to the carpet of branches, twigs, snow and splingered limbs layering our patio. Naturally these buds won’t survive, but like the wolves, I hope our maple will find a way.
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I’m working on additional electronic formats.
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We’ve got ’em. Just this afternoon, the sun came out and the maple leaves are doing their best to shine.
All of you fellow leaf watchers might be interested to know that in The Netherlands the maples are already showing off their lush attributes. Check out this link http://art-is-jokken.blogspot.com and you will find evidence of such a maple. You will also find photos of an adorable sheep, great art, and a wonderful outlook on life.
April 20, AM
This spring I’m going to catch it. The moment the first tree leaves début;small, still curled, a blur of sensational spring green. In the past, I’ve meant to take note of exactly when it happens, but I become distracted, and I ultimately forget. The leaves open and I’ve missed it. This year I’m concentrating on the huge maple in my yard. This is how the potential leaves look today, Tuesday afternoon, April 19.
I’ll keep you posted.