Monday 6 April 2020

Unfolding leaves and petals

One of the advantages of being confined to a limited range of places for our #DailyExercise during these times of COVID_19 is that we get the chance to watch individual trees unfurl their leaves. I've been particularly concentrating on this horse chestnut in one of the cemeteries we walk through.

Here are a selection of the unfurling leaves as they were on 1st April 

and here they are when we saw them yesterday

and today

Meanwhile we have an amarylis on the windowledge in our living room and this is how it looked on 1 April

this is how it looked the day before yesterday

and here it is yesterday

and finally today

We also noted today that the ash trees flowers are in bud in the local cemetery, you can also see some of the very characteristic block leaf buds in this photo

What signs of Spring are you seeing in your gardens or on your DailyExercise?


Jenn Jilks said...

You're so far ahead of us! We have a horse chestnut in our front. I love watching it.

Gershon Ben-Avraham said...

Hi, Juliet. Great photos, as usual! In Israel, we can take walks only within a 100-meter circumference of our home. An online application allows us to enter our address, and then draws a circle on a map, outlining the permitted walking area. Like you, I have found an advantage in the limitation. It enhances my observations, allowing me to notice small things I wouldn't have done otherwise. I am also enjoying the birds in our tiny backyard and our roses in bloom. The distance restriction does not apply to trips for food or medicine.

RG said...

Our amaryllis opened in January the same way - you almost could see it happen! Ours was red and that looks like yours is too!

Now just huge green leaves with weekly watering/feeding until about August and then the bulb goes in a dark place until time to start again!!!

Jeff said...

It's nice to see the progression!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Hi Jenn, horse chestnuts are beautiful trees!

Hi Gershon, it's vital to notice the small things.

Rabbits Guy, yes our amarylis is like that too! Almost minute by minute you can see the difference!

Jeff - the progression is fascinating to watch!