Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Spring is getting ahead of me

Tomorrow will be different. I'll have time show a detailed version of how the oak has changed - or maybe I won't. Anyway the tree will have changed even if I haven't. So I'd better try to catch up. Here is the oak as it was yesterday. The leaves are showing now all right! And there's a chance to compare the new green with the old green in the title picture taken last October. And to look back to just over three weeks ago when it was covered in snow.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

April 10: Back to the spring

The green is there again. Soon the whole tree will be smothered in leaves.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Snow in April

For the first time for maybe ten years we had snow today. Quite a lot of it. I was out to take pictures while it was still falling.

The green that we saw coming was covered in white. But not for long. Unlike the few sad remaining daffodils the oak will come through unmoved. Tomorrow it will be greener still.

Friday, April 4, 2008

April 4 - Yes the green can be seen

Now for sure the green is there for real. You're not left wondering whether it is your fond imagination that sees a green halo around the tree. It's there the tree is green al around.

The buds start opening from the top with the lower ones not open yet. Like leaf-fall, leaf appearance is sudden. We've just had three or four warm days and suddenly the leaves are starting to open. Oh wonder of wonders!

Here you can see them looking up into the branches.

And here is a close up of the new leaves and the little oak flowers.