From bare branches to lush leaves…
For two months I’ve watched the old oak dress for Summer and gain its canopy.
Over eight weeks I’ve visited the magical old oak up in the meadow at Green Castle Woods and watched its buds form with a hint of blush, and then unfurl and blossom in peridot green. Leaves that with beauty sprout and flourish and decorate its grey, gnarled boughs. Leaves that will mature and darken and clothe the little oak in beauty all Summer long, before turning golden and brown and dropping to the floor in Autumn.
My series of photographs were taken once a week,
in many different Welsh weather conditions,
and show the oak’s transition from bare to clothed.
How are your favourite trees dressing for Summer?
Do you love foliage or blossom?
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Thank you, Adele, I love this tree so much!
Stunning. How did you managed to stand in the same spot each time. Fantastic results. The little tree that could. ❤ ❤ ❤
Lol, it’s close each time! There was a mole hill right where I stood, the rest is a good eye for it!
I watched with my little eye and you hardly deviated from the same spot. Fantastic idea, but also superbly executed. 🙂 ❤
Awesome! I just love this. 10 years ago, I met a tree, with whom I bonded immediately. I took pictures of her, each season, from the same position. Should dig those up and make a post of them as I really loved the ability to capture the transition. What I love about what you did, is that we can actually see the change right before our eyes. Brava!!
That’s so cool, I’d love to see them, Annette, so if you do write a post tag me on Twitter! ❤
It’s beautiful! You always post such lovely pictures.
Thanks, Jen! ❤
There’s something deeply reassuring about the passing of the seasons – out of our control, beyond us, yet utterly reliable.
So true! I’m so glad we live somewhere with such defined seasons, I love them!
I would miss them so much. I don’t even mind the cold and rain of winter and early spring (in their place 🙂 )