Everything old is new again. At least that's what they say about whatever is fashionable. It's also true, of course, in nature.
If you poke around amid the spring-fresh greenery, you're bound to find a few things which refuse to let go of their rightful positions even though their time is done.
This dry blossom was probably a very early bloomer. I don't think I saw it in its prime but it sure has aged gracefully.
This old broken hunk of tree soaks up the late day sunlight.
I'm not sure if these are last year's blooms awaiting new growth or another early bloomer gone to seed.
This beautiful old tree trunk still has a lot of living left to do.
Now here's a mystery for me. In the following two photos, I'm not sure which is the old and which is the new. Maybe you can help.
See how most of the tiny blooms on this catkin are tight and black to purple-ish? There are a couple of fresh pink flowers on the bottom left. Are the deep purple flowers the before stage or after? Do they open to reveal the fresh tiny pink flowers or is this how they appear after the flowers are spent?
This photo shows pretty much the reverse. We have mostly pink flowers and just a few that are dark and closed-looking. Are those few done blooming or are they about to open and join the rest? This inquiring mind wants to know.
Since we've now crossed the threshold from old to new, here's a lovely spring tulip to greet you on the other side.
Pink seems to be a predominant colour when everything is budding and flowering.
See what I mean?
Of course there are splashes of other hues just for good measure.
But pink blossoms just make me want to breathe in deeply and say "ahhh."
Thanks for joining me on this walk between old and new. I'll have more photos for you in a few days.