Thursday, April 14, 2011

Spring is Spreading

Green is spreading across the valley floors.
 The yellow-green of early spring is taking hold of the plants close to the ground and is spreading up some bushes and some trees, like the willows. 

 The green carpet of the grasses extends into the woods with the Trout Lilies and Mayapples.

The spicebush flowers' yellow haze blends with the green of other budding bushes.  

 Higher up, spring is stirring the buds of the trees like the maples.  The swelling buds give the tree tops a reddish tinge that is already reaching partway up the mountainsides.

  There is a mini field trip in the next picture.
  The skunk cabbage greens up the the valley floor, while the trout lilies green up the slopes.  Spicebushes contribute yellow to the yellow-green of the bushes.  The maples give the reddish tinge to the upper story.  Take notice in the upper right corner of the picture, there are some lingering leaves on a young marcescent oak.  Also, the spathes of the skunk cabbage are still present, although overshadowed and fading away.
  Part of the beauty of spring is watching the yellow-green of young leaves spreading across the forest floor, through the trees, and up the mountainside.

2 comments:

  1. And, of course, your son is the best(est) growing thing of all, there in that photo.

    Look at him. Right-hand man????

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  2. Bev,
    Thats right, and children grow so fast. Wouldn't it be nice if they would grow like trees instead of weeds? Isa 65:22

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