Tuesday, 9 April 2013

LEAVES

Over on his Photographic Challenge Blog Carmi has challenged us to find and photograph leaves.

Well, that was quite a challenge!   There isn't much in the way of new leaves around here, Spring having taken one look and gone back inside!

There is nothing on the willows, nothing bursting forth on the sycamores and the beech hedge in the Park is still in its winter covering.




However, I managed to find some shoots on our Golden Elder, although normally they are far more advanced!




And the Honeysuckle was trying hard!




In the border, the Aquilegias were springing forth, good old stalwarts they are!



(and I'd better start getting the buttercup out before it takes over!)

5 comments:

Michèle Dextras said...

Oh how I wish we had some but here! Great photos, gives us some "espoir" that Spring will come eventually.

Karen S. said...

It sure is a challenge, and if one grabbed their camera to go out and find some here, well it just wouldn't happen! We don't even have as many buds on the trees as we should! But you sure found some great photos anyway!

Lisa Shafer said...

I always like autumn leaf pics -- even if they're leftover autumn leaves. :D

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

"But we're so pretty!"

- The Buttercups

Carmi Levy said...

I like how you phased your series: different stages of their respective lives. The leaves on the ground are particularly poignant, as they've already served their purpose and have long since passed the point where folks pay attention to them.

Makes me a little sad. And a little hopeful that the cycle will begin anew after winter is done.