Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Fuzzy Tree Sprouts Leaves and No POTW

I've been rather scarce in the blog world, recently and as a result, I've not collected any posts for the POTW. I hope to get back on track again reasonably soon. For those of you who have suggested posts, worry not. I have them saved and set to go for next time.

Since you've come all the way over here, I have a few images of a favourite young, fuzzy tree which made a recent appearance here. It's the second photo on that page.

This tree has been developing slowly, this spring but it has finally begun to sprout leaves. Below are three images of its branches as it grows into spring.


fuzzy branch budding
It was barely budding on April 14.



fuzzy branch returns
Eleven days later, you can see leaves just about to emerge.



fuzzy branch in bloom
May 10 and we have lovely, colourful foliage.


I hope to have some more photos for you tomorrow.

24 comments:

cloudia charters said...

Enjoyed this much. I've got Spring Fever badly and have neglected my blog friends I fear. But we are beyond that, eh?


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SueAnn Lommler said...

Lovely images!!! You captured the feel so well!
Hugs
SueAnn

Nadezda said...

Lovely photos, you captured the feeling of spring!

Brian Miller said...

how soft the fine fur on the plants...like that on a deers antlers...

messymimi said...

You make me want to look closer at everything i see.

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful new growth. :)

Tabor said...

I have a strange urge to pet your pictures!!

DJan said...

Everybody needs a break now and then, Hilary, even someone who is as dedicated as you! :-)

Daryl Edelstein said...

its like a time lapse video only in stills

Linda said...

What a neat series...showing the progression of the spring growth in such lovely photos.

Anvilcloud said...

What's up bud?

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

What a lovely tree! Enjoyed seeing the progression of it. That fuzz makes me want to pet it. :)

Michael Manning said...

No worries, Hilary! Always fun to stop by here to see what you've been up to! lol! :)

ellen abbott said...

It never fails to amaze me how all those leaves come out of that small little bud.

Barbara said...

How unusual and beautiful! Any idea what kind of tree it is?

Red said...

Close ups like this show us things we don't ordinarily see on common things.

~JarieLyn~ said...

Wow, that really is a fuzzy little tree. Very nice.

Rita said...

That really does look soft and fuzzy! You get some amazing shots! :)

missing moments said...

Reminds me of new budding deer antlers!

Zuzana said...

Beautiful progressive photography - to use the term you once used in your comments to me.;))
xoxo

Teri said...

I have a post to suggest for POTW...

http://www.itsnotworkitsgardening.com/2012/06/dance-above-pond.html

Fascinating!

Betty Manousos said...

so impressive shots!

the bottom one caught my eye.

Betty Manousos said...

beautiful foliage!

chariskalee said...

Beautiful! I love seeing the world through your lens.