Monday, 14 April 2014

Tree Following - the larch turns green

Even from a distance today I noticed that the larch is now starting to look quite green

Close to, you can see the new green needles. Lovely that the flowers are still out. Having only just noticed them for the first time this year I want to enjoy them for as long as possible!

I noticed today that this tree has a wound (or a growth or a canker?), which is oozing sap

Meanwhile, the celandines are in full bloom under the larch

and in fact everywhere, I don't think I've ever seen such amazing carpets of celandines

and though I've often seen celandines growing in trees, never before have I seen them as high up as this! 

for Tree Following.


Constellations of celandines cloak the ground
under the birch tree whose ochre catkins
echo the bright line in the head of the goldcrest.

Daffodils trumpet on the slopes
and the blackbird's orange beak opens
in glorious song.

for NaPoWriMo.


TexWisGirl said...

beautiful new growth.

eileeninmd said...

It is a wonderful time of the year, seeing the trees turning green! The daffodils are looking beautiful right now..Have a happy week!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Pretty impressive!

speedyrabbit said...

such a beautiful post today,xx Rachel

Caroline Gill said...

Yes, a truly beautiful post. The Celandines were indeed a surprise - and what a fine tribute poem for them! Larch trees are so lovely ...

Lucy Corrander at Loose and Leafy said...

The tree I'm following is oozing too. Maybe there will be mould to follow as the year goes by!