Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Unfurling


Some leaves burst forth in the company of white blossom


Some reach skyward on long shafts of wood 


Some appear long after the catkins have bloomed


Some gently unfurl on the tips of branches


A few unwrap themselves from around tiny exotic blooms


Some look like mighty claws as if they've fought for their very existence

My goodness it was cold today

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  1. oh my, penny! what strange - and beautiful - plants and flowers!

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    1. Not too strange up here, quite common really!

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  2. Great Pics!
    I love watching the garden sprout. Our winter was so mild that the weeds never really died and are waiting for me to compost them!! I need to clear a path for the flowers, but our 80 degree March weather changed to cold wind.

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    1. And it's really cold here at the moment.

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  3. I especially love the 'claws' picture, may I ask what plant that is and what it will become when it opens up? Its quite fabulous.

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    1. Penny...I really don't know. I was wondering if they were beech leaves but I don't really know.

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  4. Cold and rainy here today, too. Love the bursting blooms you've shown. Happy May Day!

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  5. Those claws are particularly striking, aren't they!

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    1. They make an interesting visual don't they to those of us who notice those things!

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  6. I love that you have marked the season in this way...all so strange & individual in the way they are emerging. Cold here, too, but brilliant sunlight today. I shall look for unfurling!

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    1. We were covered in a layer of frost this morning...Let's hope all that unfurling isn't interupted.

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  7. Beautiful :) Yesterday 80 degrees...today 62!

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